Monday, February 17, 2003
France: the backlash begins here.
State Rep. Steve Barrar, a Republican from Delaware County outside Philadelphia, said he will introduce a resolution this month ordering the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to prohibit state stores from carrying and selling French booze.
"I am tired of America always being there for the French through the 60 years of the Cold War, and with billions of dollars in aid," Barrar said. "We had thousands of Americans on their beaches at Normandy during World War II, and they still don't respect us.
"By not supporting us now, this is the last straw. Something needs to be done, and what better way than to hit them in their pockets?"