January 30, 2009 – In light of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s ambition to raise some cash with more state liquor stores, we the people are wondering if government-run booze shops are the way to go. Not only is there a calling to open more state-run liquor stores, the governor wants to have nine more stores open on Sundays as well as allowing stores to remain open on seven holidays — because who doesn’t like to bend the old elbow on Presidents Day?

Along with new stores, why not take alcohol sales on the road? The Washington State Liquor Control Board could employ a fleet of electric Tipple Trucks emblazoned with the state seal that makes the rounds through city neighborhoods while playing a jaunty calliope version of “100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” with giant mechanical heads of Gregoire rotating on top. Full article here:

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