“We don’t want to be a nanny state like this,” Maher asserted. “I don’t know what Mayor Bloomberg has in mind, but there’s something wrong about the seventh richest man in the world sitting in bed at night thinking, ‘you know what people shouldn’t do? Drink too much Sprite.’”

The kicker came at the end of Maher’s interview when he said that Bloomberg’s soda ban “makes me want to join the Tea Party and marry Ann Coulter. And that’s not where I want to be.”