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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:08 AM
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8. GOP legislator busted for pot after saying Democrats cater to gay pot-smoking Guatemalan gamblers
Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 03:05 PM PDT.
GOP legislator busted for pot after saying Democrats cater to gay pot-smoking Guatemalan gamblers
by Jed Lewison
for Daily Kos.

Robert Watson, Republican Minority Leader
of the Rhode Island State House

Earlier this year, Rhode Island House Minority Leader Robert A. Watson (R) garnered attention when he made insensitive remarks about the General Assemblys work at a meeting of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. Watson stated, I suppose if youre a gay man from Guatemala who gambles and smokes pot, you probably think that were onto some good ideas here. He was quickly forced to apologize.
Yet last Friday Watsons bigoted comment took an ironic twist. The state lawmaker was pulled over at a routine police checkpoint in East Haven, Connecticut. Police quickly arrested him when he appeared to be driving under the influence and possessing marijuana.

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  -Drug-bashing RI Republican charged with drug use RamboLiberal  Apr-25-11 10:36 PM   #0 
  - Oh, the irony!  sakabatou   Apr-25-11 10:37 PM   #1 
  - And the hubris!  timtom   Apr-26-11 12:43 PM   #39 
  - Poor thing.  TacticalPeek   Apr-25-11 10:39 PM   #2 
  - Usually dont see the goopers with the hippie lettuce  GomezLives   Apr-25-11 10:42 PM   #3 
  - Actually they are usually caught  dotymed   Apr-26-11 06:30 AM   #16 
  - Where I live, most of the working class GOP'ers I know smoke the weed, mon.  bertman   Apr-26-11 08:53 AM   #25 
  - Keeping my fingers crossed he got it from a gay Guatemalan....  Stumbler   Apr-25-11 10:54 PM   #4 
  - Funny.  efhmc   Apr-26-11 09:20 AM   #26 
  - ...that he won it on a bet with a gay Guatemalan  me b zola   Apr-26-11 10:32 PM   #57 
  - How Republican of him.  Lasher   Apr-25-11 11:23 PM   #5 
  - I doubt it, but he WILL make a public appearance  BlancheSplanchnik   Apr-26-11 08:12 AM   #23 
  - He won't announce drug rehab.  xxqqqzme   Apr-26-11 07:30 PM   #55 
  - He'll "take full responsibility" for his actions, whatever that means. nt  valerief   Apr-26-11 09:31 AM   #27 
  - Canned GOP apology-"I am sorry if my poor judgment offended anyone.This is not intended to be  indy legend   Apr-26-11 10:25 AM   #33 
  - How Republican of him.  Humboldt_Homegrown   Apr-26-11 01:55 PM   #43 
     - 420 friendly, heh.  Lasher   Apr-26-11 02:27 PM   #44 
  - "Mis-step"? That's a hilarious line  jberryhill   Apr-25-11 11:35 PM   #6 
  - Where's his birth certificate? I bet he's Guatemalan. nt.  harmonicon   Apr-25-11 11:49 PM   #7 
  - GOP legislator busted for pot after saying Democrats cater to gay pot-smoking Guatemalan gamblers  Judi Lynn   Apr-26-11 12:08 AM   #8 
  - He was plenty worried about catering to gays, gamblers & Guatemalans  Zambero   Apr-26-11 07:16 PM   #53 
  - How long before we find out he's in a homosexual relationship with his illegal immigrant gardener?  truthisfreedom   Apr-26-11 12:15 AM   #9 
  - +1  grahamhgreen   Apr-26-11 10:13 AM   #30 
  - You beat me to it  NCcoast   Apr-26-11 11:37 AM   #37 
  - He was doing research!  HankyDubs   Apr-26-11 01:16 AM   #10 
  - Oh the Humanity of it all.........................  Nossida   Apr-26-11 02:13 AM   #11 
  - How many young men has he personally corrupted ?  HillbillyBob   Apr-26-11 10:15 AM   #31 
  - " high-ranking Republican state legislator in Rhode Island" What an oxymoron!  No Elephants   Apr-26-11 02:57 AM   #12 
  - He's the Minority Leader, what's not high-ranking about that? n/t  trud   Apr-26-11 06:14 AM   #14 
  - What other nifty secrets are you hiding.  era veteran   Apr-26-11 03:05 AM   #13 
  - Rethuglican Family values......  dotymed   Apr-26-11 06:23 AM   #15 
  - The art of hypocrisy is taught in Republicanism 101. nt  City Lights   Apr-26-11 06:36 AM   #17 
  - It's a given that whenever a Republican opens his mouth, he's projecting.  hobbit709   Apr-26-11 07:44 AM   #18 
  - He "mis-smoked" n/t  deacon   Apr-26-11 07:49 AM   #19 
  - What's the surprise  grandpamike1   Apr-26-11 07:53 AM   #20 
  - You are 100% correct.  Leftist Agitator   Apr-26-11 08:00 AM   #22 
  - I'm glad it was pot a more peaceful drug  madokie   Apr-26-11 07:58 AM   #21 
  - maybe  trud   Apr-26-11 08:35 AM   #24 
  - he's probably not the only one who is using drugs either  bdamomma   Apr-26-11 09:51 AM   #28 
  - Repeat after me: "It's only alcohol it's not a drug"  Ganja Ninja   Apr-26-11 10:38 AM   #35 
  - GOP'ers are breathing a sigh of relief  TlalocW   Apr-26-11 10:05 AM   #29 
  - Projection thy name is Republican  SaveAmerica   Apr-26-11 10:24 AM   #32 
  - This is such an essential Republicon Family Values story - Hypocrisy up the wazoo  SpiralHawk   Apr-26-11 10:30 AM   #34 
  - Typical Republican behavior.  Atypical Liberal   Apr-26-11 10:39 AM   #36 
  - Hey man, you ever shoot your country in the foot  Blue Owl   Apr-26-11 12:38 PM   #38 
  - Test all elected officals.  Hotler   Apr-26-11 12:59 PM   #40 
  - Just like the Obama e-mail lady,  NICO9000   Apr-26-11 01:27 PM   #41 
  - HA HA  SemperEadem   Apr-26-11 01:27 PM   #42 
  - D'oh!!!  Initech   Apr-26-11 02:42 PM   #45 
  - More lying Republican thugs - the bottom of the barrel raised to the top -- !!  defendandprotect   Apr-26-11 02:44 PM   #46 
  - Drug tests..  butterfly77   Apr-26-11 03:07 PM   #47 
  - i am anti drug testing  reggie the dog   Apr-26-11 03:50 PM   #48 
  - Just add him to the Republican hypocrite list, like Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, Ensign, Gingrich, oh  louslobbs   Apr-26-11 04:04 PM   #49 
  - And a certain morbidly obese governor of a certain Northeast state  nonperson   Apr-26-11 04:29 PM   #50 
  - Legalize it and tax it, Robert Watson is a hypocrite.  sarcasmo   Apr-26-11 06:44 PM   #51 
  - Drug basher? Or, maybe he just wants them all for himself  Zambero   Apr-26-11 07:08 PM   #52 
  - Don't Republicans usually use crystal meth or oxycontin?  provis99   Apr-26-11 07:22 PM   #54 
  - Just one more Republican hypocrite.  OnionPatch   Apr-26-11 09:23 PM   #56 
  - I wonder if he was on his way to pick up his prostitute  Incitatus   Apr-26-11 11:14 PM   #58 

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