Alcohol and Politicos: A Storied Relationship Continues 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.
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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.