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Turner & Fonda Dykwia

The story about Ted and Jane may not be true, but just to sow some doubt, let me say that I first heard the story when I was living in Montana for the summer six years ago, from Montanans, about a specific restaurant that is very popular and very difficult to get into (Sir Scott’s Oasis in Manhattan, Montana), and that every time I heard the story subsequently in Montana, every detail was the same. (Indeed, the only times I’ve ever heard the story was in Montana; perhaps I’m on the wrong e-mail lists.) I would also note that Snopes seeks to debunk the story, in part, by suggesting Jane wouldn’t pull a DYKWIA. Perhaps she would not. As it happens, every time I have ever heard the story in Montana, it was Ted — and Ted alone — who sought to pull a DYKWIA. None of this makes the story true, of course, but it does lend it a bit more plausibility, and the Snopes report does not convince me it never happened.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.


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