Tuesday, April 12, 2005

You Can't Make This Stuff Up.......

Juanita Duggan's remarks at this week's Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America annual convention.

"Let me ask you the same question I asked a roomful of police chiefs in Albuquerque last year: What would you do if you saw a guy parked near a school with his trunk open, putting bottles of alcohol in brown paper bags, and handing them out to kids? Their answer - lock him up, of course. But you can only lock him up if you can find him. And chances are you can't find him if he's selling that same alcohol on the Internet.

As an industry, we have always understood our moral obligation to ensure that this sort of thing does not happen - that we know who is selling what to whom, in what quantity, and that alcohol is not put into the hands of people who are not supposed to drink. It's the right thing to do."

Let's remember that Ms. Duggan (the former lobbyist for Phillip Morris) represents an organization that has few issues with moral obligations when it comes to selling to alcoholics, habitual drunk drivers, opening liquor stores near schools, Colt 45 on skid row, etc. They do not view children as something to protect, rather they view them as "unmature clients".

2 Comments:

Blogger Dr. Vino said...

Did she really say "unmature"?! Jeesh. How immature. ;)

April 12, 2005 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Lenn said...

Why does anyone let that woman speak?

Better question: Why does she let herself speak and look like a fool?

April 12, 2005 11:28 AM  

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