I may or may not write a column about this. But I am interested in what a lightning rod soda (i.e. "pop," if you grew up in Utah) consumption has become. The snarkiest comments I get from readers often involve my Dr. Pepper habit. Because I drink soda I am, in some people's eyes, an obese white trash loser of flabby moral character who abuses children and destroys rain forests whenever I get the chance. And it seems like the more progressive a person's politics are, the more likely he or she is to feel this way. INTERESTINGLY.
And you know what my response to this is? Pass me another can, honey.