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Monday, January 07, 2008

Mike Gravel - What's he been smokin'?

From the Chicago Tribune:

Former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska hasn't been heard from for quite some time in his quixotic quest for the Democratic presidential nomination and perhaps there's a reason why.

In the days when he was invited to debates, detractors likened the 77-year-old former senator to the cranky uncle who lives in the attic.

No longer invited to debates, Gravel on Sunday night appeared at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter to speak to its high school students and showed no sign his campaign had gone up in smoke. Indeed, in a contest of booze versus pot, Gravel said light 'em up.

"I'm sure a lot of you have tripped out on alcohol," Gravel told the students. "It's a lot safer to do it on marijuana."

As if that wasn't enough, according to a tape of the appearance shown by WMUR-TV in New Hampshire, Gravel advised, "And with respect to other drugs, if you've got a problem with coke, go to a doctor, get a prescription and get it filled at a drug store.

According to WMUR, Gravel told the high school students that buying drugs legally will help them stay away from becoming a criminal.

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Blogger Larry said...

What century does this guy dwell in?

title="comment permalink">January 07, 2008 9:20 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

You know, I have no problem with the message itself. The "war on drugs" has been a dismal failure. However, the venue and audience certainly were not appropriate. . .

title="comment permalink">January 07, 2008 9:22 PM  
Blogger aljosa said...

MIKE KNOW'S WHAT IS TALKING OBOUT! WAR ON DRUGS IS AN ILUSION !! and gravel know's that . stop listening to mainstreem media and their, usualy ,idiotic,hipocratic lead so coled reporter's!! IT'S TIME TO FACE THE TRUTH AMERICA!!

title="comment permalink">January 07, 2008 9:28 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

aljosa - Unbeknownst to you, you have just parodied Mike Gravel and his followers! Congrats, babe!

BTW, just curious, be ye Jamaican? ;)

title="comment permalink">January 07, 2008 9:33 PM  
Blogger Parson said...

Right on aljosa! Don't let them break our bongs! ATTICA! ATTICA!!!

title="comment permalink">January 07, 2008 10:30 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Parson - (speaking quietly) It's time to take the blue pill, my friend. Here ya go. . .THAT'S better. . .;)

title="comment permalink">January 08, 2008 8:22 PM  
Blogger Stan Matuska said...

Why is Gravel even allowed to get up to a podium and get media attention? This guys a kook!!!

title="comment permalink">January 09, 2008 2:15 PM  

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