Political Drug Arrests Make Obama Unacceptable

Scott Adams thinks Aaron Sandusky's prosecution is a 'firing offense'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Suggested by pg13
Posted Oct 18, 2012 1:24 PM CDT
In a 2011 file photo, President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/file)

(Newser) – No matter how much you like President Obama, you shouldn't vote for him, Dilbert creator Scott Adams argues in his latest provocative blog post. Why? Well, "suppose you found out he once killed an American citizen … to help his reelection," Adams muses. Would you still vote for him? Because in Adams' mind, Obama has done something nearly as bad in prosecuting people like medical marijuana dispensary owner Aaron Sandusky, presumably for political reasons.

Sandusky was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison, even though his business was legal in California. "Personally, I'd prefer death to spending the final decades of my life in prison," Adams writes. Obama is "ruining this fellow's life, and his family's lives, and the lives of countless other minor drug offenders." So while Adams disagrees with Romney on many things, he's endorsing him. "Jailing American citizens for political gain simply has to be a firing offense."

  • The column has since been picked up by Politico, Mediaite, and others, and Adams says it's frequently being taken out of context. To read Adams' full post, click here.

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