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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:16 AM
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Mitch Daniels Was Once Caught With 2 Shoeboxes Full of Weed?
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/04/gop-pot-mitch-danie...
Mitch Daniels: As a student in Princeton, the Indiana governor was arrested in a police sting that netted two size-12 shoeboxes worth of marijuana, along with LSD and drug paraphernalia. Daniels was cited for pot possession but got off with a $350 fine for "maintaining a common nuisance." He told the Daily Princetonian in 1988 that because of the arrest "any goal I might have had for competing for public office were shot," and later called the incident an "unfortunate confluence of my wild oats period and America's libertine apogee" (far out!). As governor, Daniels has endorsed alternative sentencing for non-violent offenses like pot possession as a way to reduce prison overcrowding.


Well hey, even though he is Republican, maybe not all bad? Even a stopped clock......
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:17 AM
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1. I want one.......
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:28 AM
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2. Being stoned with Mitch Daniels around
:scared:
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nykym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:38 AM
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3. Sounds like someone you could
share a spliff with!
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:55 AM
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4. Size-12?
I wasn't aware that shoeboxes came in different sizes. Every time I go shopping for shoes, all the boxes seem to be the same size and you have to look for the label to see what size shoe is inside.
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mikekohr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:34 AM
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5. Pot & LSD Stunts Growth, and Mitch Daniels is only 4' 8" Tall
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 10:36 AM by mikekohr
proof positive. "Just Say No." "Don't Do Drugs. Stay in School."
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:56 AM
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10. he's dead!
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Jim Lane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:21 PM
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6. You're being too kind to the hypocrite Daniels.
He is most certainly not in favor of extending to other pot smokers the same leniency he received. His base wants him to be a foam-at-the-mouth law-and-order type, and he dutifully delivers:

"Absent a resumption of enforcement against the casual user," Daniels wrote, "we will neither slash the demand that fuels the drug economy nor will we demonstrate to ourselves the seriousness of purpose inherent to any real 'war.'" He said "the threshold test of seriousness on the drug issue" is a willingness to endorse "user sanctions," including "jail time." (from "Mitch Daniels' Pot Luck", an article on a libertarian site)


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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:50 PM
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7. I was granting some approval for what he did at Princeton, not since as gov.
As in, his willingness to use pot means at one time he must have been somewhat human.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:56 PM
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8. "maintaining a common nuisance."
Is that like paying attention to Sarah Palin?
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ReturnoftheDjedi Donating Member (839 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:31 PM
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9. It's hard for me to believe Mitch was taking LSD. How did he go so wrong?
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:22 AM
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11. he was just holding it for a friend
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