New Ad Hits Senator Norm Coleman for Hypocrisy on Drugs


coleman-drug-ad.jpg 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.

FACT:

Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can keep on doing the type of journalism 2019 demands.

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate