Thursday, May 20, 2010

Should we be nervous?

You know something is seriously out of whack when it takes a passed House resolution in support of American Craft Beer Week for us to come around to heralding its arrival.

While most of Washington was focused on Tuesday's election results, the House was busy doing something else: Passing a resolution about beer.

House Resolution 1297, sponsored by Rep. Betsy Markey, supports "the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week."

"We've got quite a number of microbreweries and entrepreneurs that are creating jobs, and we wanted to celebrate that this is a craft," Markey told POLITICO.

"I think beer has been a tradition since this country was founded," said Markey. "We wanted to celebrate entrepreneurship — and good beer!"

Given Congress' penchant for bunging-up things of late, we give pause to this legislative body getting within sipping distance of our beloved American craft beer industry. However, we suppose this is just Congress' way of relaxing after the heavy-lifting of destroying the American health care system and prior to decimating the energy sector.

Well done, ladies and gentlemen.

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