Mike Gravel for President

I’m loving this guy. Why oh why can’t he be a serious candidate?
First, he goes after my heart with this:
When asked whether he believed marijuana should be available next to beer in liquor stores, Gravel replied, “Go get yourself a fifth of scotch or a fifth of gin and chug-a-lug it down and you’ll [...]


Commentary By: somegirl

I’m loving this guy. Why oh why can’t he be a serious candidate?

First, he goes after my heart with this:

When asked whether he believed marijuana should be available next to beer in liquor stores, Gravel replied, “Go get yourself a fifth of scotch or a fifth of gin and chug-a-lug it down and you’ll find you lose your senses a lot faster than you would smoking some marijuana.”

He asserted that all drugs should legalized and regulated. “The drug problem is a public health problem. It’s not a criminal problem. We make it a criminal problem because we treat people like criminals.”

But he captures it with this:

When pressed on his earlier statement that President Bush should be jailed for his manipulation of pre-war information, Gravel reaffirmed that belief.

“If you had an FBI agent knock at your door today and you lie to that agent, you commit a felony and you go to jail,” Gravel said.

“If that’s the way it is for ordinary citizens, what about the president of the United States who lies to the American people, fraudulently sells them on a war that 50 million Americans don’t want and over 3,000 Americans get killed as a result of that, and thousands and thousands of Iraqis gets killed… do you not think that’s a felony? It’s criminal.”

Now don’t you like Mike too?

Thursday, May 17th, 2007 by somegirl |

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