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January 23, 2009

Straws in the Wind

Blinkered extremists representing both the political far Right and and the most strident faction of the medical marijuana movement couldn’t wait to demonstrate how slowly ideologues of all stripes adjust to new realities.

When a clearly discomfited Rush Limbaugh was interviewed by a snide Sean Hannity, neither could conceal their true feelings in a TV segment both will have to live with for a long time; also Limbaugh’s statement that he has yet to meet the new President is unlikely to provoke a White House invitation anytime soon.

On a matter of more immediate interest to me, I would be very surprised if the business-as-usual DEA raid in California had been cleared in advance by the new President, thus I don’t see it as the “betrayal” complained of by some. Instead, I tend to favor the more carefully researched position of ASA and find Obama’s statements on medical use, like so many of his others on controversial subjects, both cautiously noncommittal and consistent.

I do agree the raid will be impossible for him to ignore; thus we should soon have clearer signals about both the accuracy of his information and his true feelings.

Doctor Tom

Posted by tjeffo at January 23, 2009 03:55 PM