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Thursday, October 12, 2006

How Much Does This Guy Suck

Drug Czar John Walters showed up in Colorado Springs yesterday to continue his fight against the passage of Amendment 44(see previous posts on the proposed decriminalization amendment, here and here). Armed with a stack of papers in one hand (he claimed it contained "study after study" proving how dangerous marijuana was) and a promise of 15 million in federal dollars for the state in the other hand, Walters spent most of his appearance lecturing high school students about the dangers of smoking. Increase in suicide rates, mental illness, blah blah blah. All the usual stuff. The one thing Walters forgot to do was to readily make available to the public what was actually in his super-secret stack of papers.

Here is a 17 year old student, with her reaction from the speech in the Rocky Mountain News
"For all I know, that was a bunch of doodling he did on the plane ride out here," she said. "He didn't even show us anything."
Photo via Frank Discussion. Articles here and here. Recent poll from SurveyUSA showing the yes vote at 29%, no vote at 35% with 35% unsure of how they will vote.