It is a law that I’ve cheerfully violated dozens of times during my European travels, but then again, I’m neither the governor of California – nor council president Larry Kochert, who has also been known to ignore laws he doesn’t favor.
Attack lapdog poodles, anyone?
Was Schwarzenegger's cigar a Cuban?, by Michael R. Blood, Associated Press Writer.
The celebrity governor known for his love of premium cigars was headed to the Ottawa airport Wednesday when his motorcade made a detour to a hotel. There, Schwarzenegger picked up a Cuban Partagas cigar in a shop, with the $14.83 bill paid by an aide traveling with him, the Ottawa Citizen newspaper reported.
Under trade restrictions, U.S. citizens are prohibited from buying Cuban cigars anywhere in the world.
If I had a Partagas in my possession, I’d take it to Northern Kentucky, light it up, and blow smoke rings around the new Creation Museum; coupled with the ridiculous Cuban trade embargo, they’re two reasons to suppose that the bill of goods we’re selling to people in places like Iraq is “fundamentally” miscalculated.
Is this a good time to talk about Michael Moore’s latest?
See also: IUS professors join academics in signing statement questioning Kentucky’s Creation Museum, from the Tribune.