Late-night comedian Bill Maher blasted New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Friday, saying: “There is something wrong about the seventh-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.’”
The mayor’s proposal to outlaw the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces was struck down last week after a judge found it to be “arbitrary and capricious.” Mr. Bloomberg has vowed to fight the decision in appeals court, but Mr. Maher says the independent’s obsession with public health is making the left look bad.
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