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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:44 AM

Alberto Gonzales, Former Bush Attorney General, Says He's 'OK' With People Getting High Legally

Source: Huffington Post

Alberto Gonzales, Former Bush Attorney General, Says He's 'OK' With People Getting High Legally
Posted: 12/07/2012 5:22 pm EST | Updated: 12/07/2012 11:15 pm EST

Alberto Gonzales, the former attorney general who served under George W. Bush, doesn't seem to have a problem if people in Washington and Colorado want to get high.

Speaking to CNN's Ashleigh Banfield on Friday, Gonzales said that he's "okay" with people legally smoking marijuana.

"Well, from my own perspective, if in fact the people in Colorado and Washington state want to smoke marijuana and it doesn't affect me, as a general matter, I'd say okay," he said.

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However, Gonzales quickly added the caveat that his view is "putting aside that we have a federal law" that prohibits the use of marijuana. Marijuana, along with heroin, peyote, and mescaline, among many other drugs, is considered a Schedule I controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act.



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Reply Alberto Gonzales, Former Bush Attorney General, Says He's 'OK' With People Getting High Legally (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
Journeyman Dec 2012 #1
Iggy Dec 2012 #5
peace13 Dec 2012 #2
merrily Dec 2012 #3
BainsBane Dec 2012 #4
NorthCarolina Dec 2012 #6
BainsBane Dec 2012 #7
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #8
edhopper Dec 2012 #9
fascisthunter Dec 2012 #10
Canuckistanian Dec 2012 #11
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struggle4progress Dec 2012 #14
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #18
Ezlivin Dec 2012 #12
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #13
Javaman Dec 2012 #15
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triplepoint Dec 2012 #17
LaPera Dec 2012 #19
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:55 AM

1. Well, damn, Albert. You and your buddies "put aside" reams of federal law I'm *not* OK about. . .

How 'bout you hike yer scrawny ass to prison for a decade or three, take a few dozen or more of your criminal conspiracy cohorts with you, and then we'll talk about your attitude towards other peoples' behavior. Until then, STFU.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:36 AM

5. Remember, if You're Going to Do a Crime:

 

do a really BIG one.. one that is so shocking some people will just want "to move forward" and forget about it as quickly as possible.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:16 AM

2. Al, I thought you were in jail.

Please spare us your opinion of anything. He who helped turn The Bill of Rights into...The Blill!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:38 AM

3. I guess I can't care what Gonzo says about anything, even on those rare occasions when

his views and mine would seem to coincide.

The man was the nation's chief legal officer as the nation was ignoring the Constitution and treaties.

When Bybee approached Gonzo about a judgeship, Gonzo replied to this effect: "Come to work in my department for a while and then we'll see."

Bybee did that. With Yoo, Bybee wrote the legal opinions about torture. Now, Bybee sits on U.S. Court of Appeals.

Fuck Gonzo and fuck Bybee.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:54 AM

4. That explains his congressional testimony

On all the firings of US attorneys under Bush.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:59 AM

6. He was high at the time? nt

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:16 AM

7. Yeah

That was my implication, jokingly. But he did seem out of it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:40 AM

8. Fuck Gonzales

The piece of shit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:42 AM

9. That's great Alberto

but who gives a fuck what you say. You criminal asshole.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:00 AM

10. they already do by drinking alcohol

and pot is much more less of a health risk, so there really is no argument for its illegality.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:31 AM

11. Aha

So that's why he can't remember anything that happened during his term.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:12 PM

18. Damn..I think you hit on something there.

( see what I did?)

It would explain that perpetual silly grin, that swiss cheese memory, and the ever so relaxed attitude that he could not even sit up straight ( ooops, I did it again) thru Congressional testimony sessions.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:47 AM

12. "Tight, tight, tight!"

Gonzales says as he steps back from a big toke.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:20 PM

13. Damn. A former Bush admin. official is better than Eric Holder. nt

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:07 PM

15. oh boy, what a sport.

so according to him you can toke up as long as you are okay with being water-boarded.

total and complete sanctimonious jackass war criminal.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:10 PM

16. My question is

why is this fucker getting any airtime at all.

-p

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:46 PM

17. I Say I'm REALLY Ok if You Off Yourself there...Al!

 

Last edited Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:28 PM - Edit history (1)

...Anytime and Anywhere! The sooner the better!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:00 PM

19. Did the drunken cokehead ex-prez & ex boss of Gonzales tell him this is how he feels

and of course Gonzales would then feel the same way....what ever the little jack-off idiot W says Gonzales will agree with.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:52 PM

20. There probably isn't much he wouldn't go for.

 

Considering his stance on legal torture, weed is nothing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:18 AM

21. I wish the POS was under the jail

Or the Hague. Whichever comes first.

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