There’s nothing subtle about this ad I just spotted in the newest copy of the New Republic. An old friend of Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman, who now evidently works for the legalization of marijuana, is calling Coleman out for his hypocrisy on drug policy. In college, Coleman was a anti-Vietnam War student activist who ran for college government by saying “these conservative kids don’t fuck or get high like we do.” Now, he’s saying marijuana is a drug that “can have serious adverse health affects on individuals” and “would also make our transportation, schools and workplaces… more dangerous.” Mr. Norm Kent isn’t having it.
For lots more on the Al Franken vs. Norm Coleman race up in Minnesota, which should be one of 2008’s best, see here and here.
Apologies if the type of the ad is too small to read.