Saturday, February 10, 2007

Conservative stoner

By Michael J.W. Stickings

A new biography claims that British Conservative Party leader David Cameron smoked pot (and was caught and grounded for it) while at school at Eton. Unfortunately, he opposes the legalization of marijuana except perhaps for medicinal use.

Hypocrisy? Sure. And it doesn't help that he has avoided the issue in the past by saying that he did unspecified things that he now regrets doing.

I'm tempted to make some snarky remark about conservatives and drugs. But why bother? Cameron is more "liberal" than most conservatives, particularly of the American persuasion, and for that he ought to be applauded, but it's a shame we still live in a time when mild drug use of this kind is still an issue.

Get over it. It's no big deal.

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