Linda Rosenthal: "Enough about you. Let's talk about me."
From a New York politician after the Assembly Health Committee cleared the way for a ban on e-cigarettes:
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, Democrat of Manhattan, who sponsored the bill, says she quit smoking twelve-and-a-half years ago, telling NEWS10, "If I can quit without e-cigarettes, then anybody can do it."
And I found a job without going to the Jobcentre, I stopped drinking without going to AA and I lost weight without going to Weightwatchers. And so—since all that matters is the anecdotal experience of one person—I hereby declare that all these things should be banned.
I wonder if this woman also managed to quit smoking without the use of Nicorette gum? Because if so, we should ask serious questions about whether anybody else should be allowed to use such products. In fact, whatever she does should be mandatory and whatever she doesn't do should be a criminal offence.
Because the whole world revolves around Linda frickin' Rosenthal.