So, you can’t buy alcohol on Sunday in Georgia. Not just this Sunday. Any Sunday. As you can imagine, this is sort of annoying. More than one Sunday afternoon has been marred by the inability to crack open a cold one on your deck, because you hadn’t quite planned ahead for that moment of desire for a beer. Now the Georgia legislature wants to put the matter up for a referendum. Which, as you might imagine, would almost certainly do away with this antiquity of a law. So, what does Gov. Sonny Purdue think? The AJC tells us:
Gov. Sonny Perdue said Wednesday he does not support letting Georgians vote on the question of allowing Sunday beer and wine sales at grocery and convenience stores.
“Think of it this way,” the governor added in the radio interview. “It really helps you plan ahead for the rest of your life — buying on Saturday, rather than Sunday. Time management.” [emphasis supplied]
Perdue did not elaborate on why he does not support Sunday sales, and his aides declined to clarify the matter. A religious conservative who does not drink, Perdue has vetoed several alcohol bills in the past.
God knows best, you see. And Sonny’s just his messenger. And his time management guru, it seems.