Sarah Palin thinks pot is a “minimal problem” and that cops should focus their attention elsewhere. Hardly an original thought – big-city cops figured this out a couple of decades ago – but it’s news when a Republican contender for the White House fails to swear allegiance to the War on Drugs.
Footnote The video is really astounding. Aside from the pot comment (around minute 13), Palin and Ron Paul are mostly predictable – catch Ron Paul on how “the market” would have prevented the BP spill – but Fox Business “reporters” seem to be even more insane than Fox News “reporters.” The inteviewer, identified as “Judge” Andrew Napolitano, asks a question encouraging his guests to endorse nullification.
I was also a bit surprised when Palin sats quietly as Ron Paul denounced the PATRIOT Act and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps her support for the war effort expired with the Beloved Leader’s term?