Well, That's One Way to Get Elected

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From a Denver Post report on a GOP candidate running for the Colorado legislature:

Republican Tom Janich of Brighton, running to unseat Democratic Rep. Judy Solano, has been arrested five times, including once for resisting arrest.

"It's my record. I've got to own up to it," he said.

But the 48-year-old said his run-ins with the law happened when he was younger, and he now has a record of public service.

"Heck, if everyone in Adams County who ever drank one too many or smoked a joint would vote for me, I'd win in a landslide," Janich said.

Sounds like a winning coalition in most places if you can get out the vote.

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  1. Heck, if everyone in Adams County who ever drank one too many or smoked a joint would vote for me, I’d win in a landslide,” Janich said.

    Funnest constituents ever!

    1. I’ll vote for him!

  2. I don’t know… Robert Anton Wilson never could get elected with the Guns and Dope Party. I mean, I’ll vote Guns and Dope whenever I can, but still…

    1. A beer in ever fridge and a joint in every hand campaign.

      1. fuck threaded comments, the silent majority that supports them, and my inability to master them

  3. Heck, if everyone in Adams County who ever drank one too many or smoked a joint would vote for me, I’d win in a landslide,” Janich said.

    By the numbers, he’s probably right on that.

  4. At least he’s not a complete hypocrite:
    “For nearly 50 years now this country has been plagued with an illegal drug epidemic. The war on illegal drugs is approaching 50 years and it has cost our country and state dearly. We need to rid our state and communities of hard drugs like Meth with every means possible. I do not think it would be a good idea to legalize marijuana but it looks like many states soon will and Colorado needs to be ready to control cultivation, distribution, taxing, and selling marijuana much like liquor and tobacco. Medical marijuana with an exception of a few patients is nothing but a front for legalization.”

  5. So far, I’ve gotten a $40 fine for a civil disobedience over the drug war. Right now, I’m fighting a ticket for giving a cop the middle finger in New York City. *Sigh* I remember when the New York City cops handed out tickets for _failure_ to give the middle finger.

  6. I thought the GOP was all about zero tolerance. No youthful indiscretions, no second chances.

    1. Tell me about it.

      After I screwed around at college I never got anywhere in life.

    2. Politicians rarely ever apply their own rules to themselves.

    3. So that’s what’s wrong with you people in Maine. I’ll bet whoever told you that also told you that Democrats are all against zero tolerance, and think your little boy ought to be allowed to carry a loaded .45 to school and call all the other boys there faggots between puffing on a joint and kissing some pretty little girl full on the lips while stuffing a frog into her blouse.

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