It has been a known fact that Mitch Daniels, the Republican nominee for Governor, was arrested in 1970 for a disorderly persons complaint, for smoking marijuana. Hoping to capitalize on this, the Democrats held a press conference to push the issue about it.
Turns out, the press conference went up in smoke. Many prominent Democrats, including Governor Kernan, Senator Bayh, State Representative Ed Mahern, and City-County Council Vice President Joanne Sanders all admit to smoking the reefer. Kip Tew, State Democrat chairman, came clean on pot as well, saying, "Yes. But that's not the issue here."***
If one decides to do something of their own volition, let them do that. That's liberty. The Democrat idea to turn Daniels into Stoner X backfired tremendously on them, as they turned into their own version of Cheech and Chong.
Isn't it interesting that Libertarians, the only party on the ballot in Indiana with a pro-drug decriminalization stance, has a candidate for governor that never touched the stuff???
Just some food for thought.
***-Indianapolis Star, August 19, 2004