McCain on Burma, Medical Marijuana

In a Boston Globe round-up on politics, that paper notes that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is not going to run for president (thereby depriving the race of a onetime beach-volleyball-loving advocate of the death penalty for drug dealers) and that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is going into overdrive touting his opposition to Iraq.

And that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is both pushing to take his No Surrender tour to Burma and that medical marijuana advocates are all wet:

In a 90-minute town hall meeting in Derry, N.H., McCain also challenged a woman in a wheelchair who said she needed medical marijuana to withstand the pain of her ailments.

"Every town hall meeting I have, someone shows up and advocates for medical marijuana, and, by the way, in all due respect, alleges that we are arresting the dead and the dying, and I still have not seen any evidence of that," McCain told his questioner.

More here.

McCain should get out more often. And while he's at it, he might bother explaining why his stance on medical marijuana has changed so rapidly. Earlier this year, he was all for letting the states decide. Now he's not.

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    John McWho?

  • The Artist Formerly Known as T||

    You mean to tell me a canidate is flip flopping on an issue. Now I've seen everything.

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    I guess McCain is going to Burma to get drug policy pointers from Than Shwe. What a tool.

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    former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is not going to run for president

    I wonder what has-been, washed up politician the GOP will drag out this week.

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    Oh wait, after I RFTA, McCain is against Burma. I'm not sure why, since the junta could take his talking points - "advocates for medical marijuana democracy, and, by the way, in all due respect, alleges that we are arresting the making people dead and the dying, and I still have not seen any evidence of that."

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    McCain didn't see any evidence that that market in Baghdad was unsafe, either.

    He really excels at not knowing things he doesn't want to know.

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    He's already been crossed off my list. I don't believe he has any positions other than "I want to be president."

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    I don't believe he has any positions other than "I want to be should have been president in 2000."

    There, fixed...

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    I think McCain would be a great president. He's honest and has a good sense of humor. He may be wrong about marijuana, but otherwise his views are sound.

  • Rhywun||

    The death penalty for drug-dealers is popular in such freedom-loving lands as Malaysia and Singapore.

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    I think McCain would be a great president.

    How exactly?

  • Norm||

    He's right in one respect: I don't think we're arresting the dead.

  • Mike Laursen||

    Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is not going to run for president

    Can we legally hold him to that?

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