US Deputy Director of Drug Policy pretends to be a moron in order to evade questions about pot

Michael Botticelli, the deputy director of the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy, tried to play coy with Rep. Earl Blumenauer about the administration's willfully ignorant position on marijuana prohibition, but the congressman wasn't going to have any of it, and gave him a terrific tongue-lashing.

In the end, Botticelli mustered up some unconvincing false outrage and played his "won't someone think of the children" card. I feel sorry for Botticelli, because he looks like he wants to blurt out the truth but he knows his boss will have his head if he does.

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  1. n000n says:

    That guy just got the pointy end of the bow tie.

  2. My son got busted with pot, but he got sent into a teen diversion program. He had to go to Teen Court and do a Chinese-communist grade self-criticism: that he knows how dangerous it is and how smoking it will ruin his future and it will go on his Permanent Record if he smokes again. He rolled his eyes, groveled as required, and then asked me if I thought they really believed that. They are losing the war on weed and they are convincing a 2 or 3 generations so far to disrespect the law. (I just told my son to remember our friend who smoked too much and messed up his life, educate himself, and stay out of jail.)

  3. When I was a teenager, my dad's advice was "Never trust a cop, and never admit anything." I still feel the same way, and that's pretty sad, because I generally like social order and believe that rule of law is a good thing.

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