Monday, April 25, 2011

Anti-Everything Legislator Busted for Pot

Robert Watson, a high-ranking GOP legislator in Rhode Island, has been busted for marijuana possession after making anti-gay, anti-immigrant, and anti-marijuana remarks in February. 

"In February, Watson said the Rhode Island legislature had their priorities right 'if you are a Guatemalan gay man who likes to gamble and smokes marijuana.'

"Watson was a guest on a radio show soon after the luncheon where he made the misstep, and in response to the outcry over his comments said, 'I reject the suggestion that it's insulting.' He went on to say that lawmakers were 'preoccupied with a number of issues, primarily social issues,' when Watson thought they should focus on the economy."

Then, of course, he got pulled over at an East Haven police checkpoint with clouds of the ganj wafting out.  He was booked and released and has not yet given a public statement on the legal snafu.


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