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Monday, July 20, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: This is no time to debate the drinking age

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland
A bunch of 19-year-olds drinking beer at a party wouldn't normally be newsworthy, but that changes when the police get involved and the party happened at a public figure's house: "The general counsel for Iowa's largest hospital system was charged with interference with official acts after Polk County sheriff's deputies broke up an alcohol party involving seven 19-year-olds at the executive's Grimes home early Sunday. Dennis Drake, 57, is the husband of Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus." ... John Deeth thinks the drinking age should be 18 and Drake is getting a bum rap: ... It's good that Drake was preventing intoxicated 19-year-olds from driving, but I couldn't disagree more with Deeth's advice for Ternus. ... the last thing we need is for the Chief Justice to start questioning the drinking age because her husband and son got in trouble.

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