Bill Maher blasted New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg Friday saying, “There is something wrong about the 7th richest person in the world, lying in bed at night saying, ‘You know what people shouldn’t do? Drink too much Sprite. And I’m going to make that a law.'” Last week, state Supreme Court Judge, Justice Milton Tingling struck down Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban.
Setting himself apart from many Liberals who actually applaud Mayor Bloomberg’s aggressive efforts to curb obesity, Maher went so far as to declare his stance against Bloomberg’s soda ban saying, “I am for overturning this ban, I think this is what makes liberals look bad. This is what makes liberals look like elitist bullies who think they know everything and can tell people what to do.”
“Again, it is what makes liberals look bad. They never met a regulation they didn’t like. Of course, we should do something about this problem, but what if I want to have that one Big Gulp once a week? I should be able to,” Maher added. “You shouldn’t have to clear what you eat with the municipal government,” Maher also said.
Maher’s Bloomberg comments start at 10:58: