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Goodbye, Karen. We knew you well.

Karen P. Tandy is stepping down as head of the DEA, in order to take a lucrative job with Motorola. Her ignorance, her fostering of drug war corruption, and her slavish devotion to all that is evil about the drug war will be… missed quickly replaced with someone else just as bad.
One of my very first full-length posts as a blogger was about Karen P Tandy’s confirmation process (it still is the #1 Google response for Karen P Tandy and one of the top five for Karen Tandy).
So, once again, as with Andrea Barthwell, I outlast a drug warrior — an accomplishment that is not without its downside, since both of them probably make more money in the time it takes you to read this, than I make in a week.
From her press release:

Reflecting on her 30 year career, with the last 4 years as the DEA Administrator, Ms. Tandy stated, ‹It just doesn‰t get any better than this […]”

Hmmm… maybe not for her.
But what about the poor farmers in Colombia? What about the thousands of non-violent drug offenders in federal prisons? What about the medical marijuana patients who have been denied their medicine by the DEA? What about these people?
Does it ever get better for them?

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