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Opening Arguments

The nanny state has a face

Well, of course she does:

First lady Michelle Obama tells the Associated Press that she wouldn't want a federal ban on big sugary drink, but applauds Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to fight obesity:

Asked about Bloomberg's proposal during an interview with The Associated Press, Mrs. Obama said there's no "one-size-fits-all" solution for the country's health challenges. But she said, "We applaud anyone who's stepping up to think about what changes work in their communities. New York is one example."

Good lord, no "one-size-fits-all" solution but each community deciding on its own what to do? Why, that's federalism. Does here husband know she's talking like that?

But when most of us speak of local choice, I think we include as one possibility doing nothing. Betcha that one ain't on Michelle's list.