Don't know why, but Hugh Hewitt always comes to Colorado during election season. He was here again today, and among the many Colorado Republican candidates he interviewed was one non-candidate, Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton. Hugh asked Norton about Amendment 44, which would legalize possession of up to an ounce of pot in Colorado. I couldn't write anything down so from memory:
Hugh: Amendment 44 is funded by George Soros, right?
The hippies at SaferColorado, the organization that got Amendment 44 on the ballot, still don't have permalinks or a search function, so I'm not going to look for it, but organization head (heh) Mason Tvert has denied receiving any money, ever, from Soros.
Hugh: How many joints in an ounce?
Jane: Thirty to 84.
This was a contentious point for some reason having to do with SAFER's claim that alcohol is worse than pot.
Hugh (jocular): Legalization would attract tourists.
Hugh and Jane (giggling): But who'd want that kind of tourist!
Hugh: What about minors?
Jane: A loophole in the amendment would allow adults to give pot to teenagers.
Hugh: Saints preserve us!
We've been all through that one before. What is it with the anti-44 campaign? It's the dirtiest thing I've ever seen, and as a lad I was exposed to Illinois politics. Don't much like that Hewitt is participating, either. Man's been getting on my nerves for a while now, he'll be upset to hear.