Let it never be said that I can’t say anything nice about Jimmy Carter. It’s very nice that he’s an ex-president, for example. (Though the attack submarine is a little much.) I look forward to being able to say the same thing about Obama some day. But lo and behold, it turns out that Jimmy Carter didn’t just de-regulate airlines and trucking: he also de-regulated beer. I believe it was the fiasco of Billy Beer that made him do it–another example of the Law of Unintended Consequences.
In any case, Power Line’s video division decided to revisit this classic story with our first ever original “mockumentary.” It’s about 10 minutes long, features the expert testimony of the great beer writer Martin Morse Wooster, and has a lot of painful memories for people old enough to recall the 1970s first hand.
P.S. Power Line reader with initials “FM” will want to watch all the way through the outtakes at the very end for a special shout out.