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Herman Cain‘s senior adviser Mark Block is attracting a lot of attention today for a campaignvideo he appears in for the GOP presidential candidate. At the end of the out of the ordinary video, Block takes a puff of a cigarette.

But while his unorthodox video is earning a lot of buzz, Block’s spin doesn’t quite square with Iowa smoking laws.

This afternoon on Fox News’s America Live, Block said this: “You walk into a veterans’ bar in Iowa, and they’re sitting around smoking, and we are resonating with them.”

Not quite.

In 2008, Iowa lawmakers passed legislation that prohibited smoking in, among other places, bars.

I don’t think this is accurate. Massachusetts has a smoking ban, but the VFW in Amherst allows smoking. I’d imagine the same is true of veterans’ bars in other areas, as well.


Written by negativeinterest

October 25, 2011 at 8:29 pm

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