Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More on Absinthe and wowserism

Last month, I highlighted National MP Paul Hutchison's sudden interest in Absinthe and his fears that young people might start using it as a substitute for party pills (something the Fundy Post points out could lead to terrible things, such as Impressionist painting and Symbolist poetry. Quelle horreur!) The responses to his latest batch of questions have no been posted on the Parliamentary website, and it seems that while the Minister is concerned that people might get drunk on Absinthe, he does not see it as a substitute for party pills any more than any other alcoholic beverage, and sees no reason to apply any further restrictions.

Somehow, I don't think this will satisfy Hutchison. I am now waiting for the inevitable press release about the threat Absinthe poses to the Precious Bodily Fluids Of The Nation's Children, and accusing the government of doing nothing to suppress this evil drink.