There was a lot of people sharing the stage that day. I don't remember who was the main group behind the presser (you know me, not always big on little details). . .
. . .but that's Barbara Boxer (Feinstein! Okay, I know it's Dianne Feinstein. My thanks to all who discreetly pointed out I wrote the wrong name when I first posted this at 4:00am. at the microphone. For those who made a very public show of pointing out my goof, I'm so veeeerrry thankful.) She was speaking out against Prop 19. You remember Prop 19? That was the little pot smokey proposition.
All the people behind the podium wanted prop 19 to fail.
Prop 19 did not pass and I'm pretty sure the people who were all oh-so-very-serious about it not passing were pretty happy that they got their way.
I bet some of them celebrated the victory.
As I stood there with my camera rolling, listening to the speeches cautioning people against the lies and deceptions of the people who support Proposition 19.
All those people and I would be very surprised if none of them drank something or smoked something now or at some point in their lives.
I've been known to have a beer every now and then and I bet the people with the serious looks on their faces might do the same.
This is one of those stories that I cover it and wonder just what it is that I don't know. I'm not a smoker, so I don't feel particularly passionate about the issue one way or the other. It just does seem unlikely that none of the people campaigning against the legalization of marijuana ever light up.
I just wonder.
Did Barbara (FEINSTEIN!) have a glass of wine at the end of the day? Did any of the people standing up there maybe take a hypocritical puff?
I expect that the law will change someday.
Maybe then, I'll get to know some of the things that I don't know right now.
It won't change my life, but it's something to look forward to.
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