First They Came For The Smokers

Then they came for the fast-food diners and trans-fat eaters. Now, apparently, they’re coming for the candy consumers and their pushers in New Haven, Conn.

Michael Sheridan, an eighth-grade honors student who was suspended for a day, barred from attending an honors dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with a bag of Skittles candy in school will get his student council post back, school officials said.

Zero tolerance policy, no doubt. They don’t allow candy? Not exactly. Much like Eliot Spitzer, it’s the financial transaction that got him in trouble, albeit temporarily.

Michael was disciplined after he was caught buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate. The classmate’s suspension also will be expunged, school officials said.

As an aside, I have a tip just for you. Please don’t read these kinds of articles while you’re reading Jonah Goldberg’s best seller, Liberal Fascism, as I am now. The combination will drive you nutz when you see things from within an historical context.

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