A hard line against a soft drink

Noted without comment:

The Indiana State Police told a student working at the Statehouse on Tuesday that she could not bring a full can of Dr Pepper, packed in a lunch bag, into the building — despite the fact that Dr Pepper is sold in cans in a number of Statehouse vending machines. The Dr Pepper, [commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration] Rob Wynkoop said, is “potentially dangerous.”


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  1. derfel cadarn
    Posted January 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    What is it with Indiana lately? Every time I turn around something else completely stupid is happening there.

  2. Danimal
    Posted January 5, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    In Wynkoop’s defense, Dr. Pepper is the second leading cause of death in that area. Right after pony bites.

  3. Stick
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 4:25 am | Permalink

    My guess is that Rob Wynkoop gets a kickback from every can of Dr Pepper sold in Statehouse vending machines. He’s just protecting his income.