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Alcohol and Politicos: A Storied Relationship Continues

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Alcohol and Politicos: A Storied Relationship Continues

Alcohol and Politicos: A Storied Relationship Continues

Alcohol and Politicos: A Storied Relationship Continues

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The mayor of Salt Lake City wants the city to pick up his bar tabs. Rocky Anderson spent several hundred dollars entertaining some visiting mayors, but he's now up against a city policy prohibiting the use of taxpayer money to buy liquor. The mayor might find some consolation in the study of history: George Washington produced his own rye whiskey, and yesterday the people who run his Mount Vernon farm laid the cornerstone for rebuilding a working distillery.