New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday he was “shocked” when a judge this week invalidated an antiobesity law that would have blocked sales of supersize sodas, and he took a jab at Mississippi politicians for passing their own legislation to protect fattening food and drink.
“You gotta love it. In the state with the highest rate of obesity, they pass a law that says you can’t do anything about it,” Bloomberg said during his weekly radio interview. The mayor said the Southern state’s action was “so inconceivable” that if someone wrote a movie about it, they’d never find a producer. “It would be so ridiculous.”