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Monday, November 05, 2007

Schwarzenegger Misses A Big Opportunity

Schwarzenegger told the British edition of GQ magazine that he had not taken drugs, even though the former bodybuilder and Hollywood star has acknowledged using marijuana in the 1970s and was shown smoking a joint in the 1977 documentary "Pumping Iron."

"That is not a drug. It's a leaf," Schwarzenegger told GQ. "My drug was pumping iron, trust me."

Story here.

Well, he's partially right. Marijuana is a plant. But its "active ingredient," THC, the reason anyone fires it up in the first place, is a drug. Just like nicotine, alcohol or cough medicine is a drug.

Now if Arnold wasn't such a disappointment, he would have said, "Yes, I used marijuana. Didn't you see that documentary? And now I'm freakin' governor. I'm not some heroin addict or petty thief. I smoked it, I liked it, and it's none of your damn business anyway. So eat me."

But no. Instead: "That is not a drug. It's a leaf."

Sigh... If I was a semi-popular Republican in California, I'd definitely want to take advantage of a chance like that... But I'm neither, so fuck it.

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