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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Leathery Ol’ Drug Dealer

posted by on August 5 at 16:06 PM

Cindy McCain is chairwoman of Hensley & Co., one of the nation’s largest beer wholesalers. So a group in Denver is branding her a drug dealer and distributing “wanted” posters with her leathery ol’ face. And they’ve made this video:

The commercial is a riff on the belching Bud-weis-er frogs—only these guys croak “Drug deal-er.” Behind the campaign is a pot-legalization group, Safer Alternatives For Enjoyable Recreation. It seems pretty incredible that folks who want to reduce the stigma of drugs would smear someone for selling drugs—legal or illegal—but they freely admit it’s a stunt. “Our purpose is to draw attention to the fact that our government steers citizens to choose alcohol over marijuana,” says Mason Tvert, executive director of SAFER, “despite the fact that marijuana is far less harmful.”

The LA Times recently pointed out that if John McCain were elected president (Christ almighty, please don’t let it happen), the presence of his alcohol-industry-profiteering wife in the White House would constitute an unprecedented conflict of interest. Meanwhile, to point out SAFER’s frustration about the double standards, John McCain has vowed to maintain raids on medical marijuana patients. “The law is the law, and I do not believe it’s going to be changed,” he said last fall at a town hall meeting, “and it’s not going to be changed by me.”

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While I'm very pro 420, this ad is dirty pool.

The better Cindy related attacks should point out how her righteous husband cheated on his first wife with Cindy. How he married for money. How he spends all of his time away from her, except for photo ops. How every paycheck he has received in life came from the government he thinks needs to be reduced.

The Cindy attacks should be more "family values" oriented, not "family business".

Posted by Sir Vic | August 5, 2008 4:35 PM

What if she conducts scientific experiments on children? Can we include that? or is that subject off limits too?

Posted by Sad Comment | August 5, 2008 5:01 PM

Modern Drunkard Magazine is pretty upset with this group. They thought they had like minded interests and were unhappy to learn that SAFER was going to try and get marijuana legalized while attacking alcohol.

Posted by PdxRitchie | August 5, 2008 5:05 PM

What if Cindy McCain is one of the anonymous hater trolls on SLOG? Personally, I've long suspected she's ecce homo. In fact, now that I think about it, I just know she's ecce homo!

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | August 5, 2008 5:18 PM

Nah, that rumor was disproved years ago - ecce homo is Cheney.

Of course just perhaps there are two Cindy Mccains! One the cold and evil princess and the other the sulty fembot that seduced Mccain and stole him away from his first wife. Now it all makes sense.

Posted by Sad Comment | August 5, 2008 5:33 PM

There's no reason not to attack alcohol in an effort to legalize marijuana. It should be done all the time. Nobody will ever dare bring back Prohibition, and the ridiculous double standard is quite apparent upon examination.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | August 5, 2008 5:50 PM

So what? It was fucking percocetts - better than you fucking tweakers and your all-night crystal boners complete with 7 a.m. crying jag at Dennys. Auuuugh! You messed up my faux-hawk!

Posted by Wax my nipples on your way out | August 5, 2008 9:50 PM

Dear 7, this post isn't about "percocett," or even Percocet. But thanks for visiting.

Posted by Dominic Holden | August 5, 2008 10:11 PM

Hey Dominic - thanks for pointing out my typo there. You know, I just didn't bother to Google the drug before I posted. But I am glad you had the time to do so. Lots of time. A whole bunch. Ooodles. Mucho. Beaucoup.

Posted by Tweak on, tweakers! | August 5, 2008 10:54 PM

Last word, I'm the smartest!

Posted by Chris in Tampa | August 6, 2008 2:09 AM

I'd do Cindy...

Posted by freshnycman | August 6, 2008 6:04 AM

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