Back in July, Christine Gregoire, Washington's Governor, was carded upon entering a bar. Unfortunately, Gregoire did not have her ID with her, which meant that the doorman had to turn her away from the bar. Even while people vouched for her ("She's the governor!") and her age ("She's 61!"), the doorman stood his ground and did not allow her in without an ID. Here at The Century Council, we applaud the doorman, the bar, and the state of Washington for carding appropriately to prevent underage drinking – even when it's the governor at the door! After the incident, Hannah's, the bar that Gregoire was turned away from, did a little updating of one of our signs to show their commitment to carding.
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