State Rep. Mike Harmon has been quoted in the Advocate as having "no opinion" regarding the sale of beer at a local winery. It's a puzzling position for him to take, and is worth our scrutiny.
Harmon is in a difficult position. He's a non-drinker, a conservative Republican, among the gang of "moralists" who run so much of the country now and lend a new meaning to the term "bully pulpit." As such, his supporters might expect him to weigh in against the creeping social decay beer sales is purported to cause.
However, he seems to be a practical man and understands that keeping our dollars in Danville by not sending them to Anderson or Jessamine counties is good business - and good for Boyle County. We are the only county to have a winery that can sell malt beverages. This bill is directed at one winery. How can he not have an opinion one way or the other.