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The Slippery Slope From Root Beer To Lite Beer

Posted by John Pegway | Posted in Virginia, Washington, DC | Posted on 30-06-2007

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Ah, capitalism tops religion once again.

From Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine story on the Marriott family:

One day, a businessman complained to him that he couldn’t get a drink in Virginia — it was a dry state until 1968 — so Marriott opened a private club where drinks could be sold. (Though the Marriotts didn’t drink, they weren’t opposed to profiting from those who did. They figured that if they pushed their religion on their customers, they wouldn’t be in business very long.)


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