It also won’t make your teeth whiter

Our truly moronic drug czar Gil Kerlikowske has opened his mouth again (I actually kind of miss John Walters – he was evil, but he at least had a brain, and was a legitimate opponent).

Gil Kerlikowske, Drug Czar: Marijuana Legalization ‘Isn’t Going To Solve Our Drug Problem’

It’s not supposed to. It’s supposed to make a dent in our drug war problem — you know, the disaster you’re spending millions of our dollars to support.

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12 Responses to It also won’t make your teeth whiter

  1. Cannabis says:

    Come on, give ol’ Gil a break. All he has to do is make it ’till the November elections, 100 days, and he can announce his retirement. Maybe we’ll get some truth telling before he gets his gold watch and a rocking chair.

  2. Peter says:

    right at the end of gils lame excuse for mj prohibition one person aplauds wildly. i wonder if kevin sabet was in the audience?

  3. andres says:

    ol’Gil deserves ZERO breaks. He should just shut the f**k up, apologize and retire to oblivion.

  4. kaptinemo says:

    I said it before, waaaaay back when he accepted the position: he’s just a caretaker, nothing more. His job is to preside over the ignominious dissolution of drug prohibition.

    For it is dissolving. When the LameStream Media begin to make noises – as they have – about the demographic shift that has ushered in the public face of private cultural acceptance of cannabis, the game is almost over. And these kinds of ‘pressers’ are little more than kabuki.

    The DrugWar Juggernaut, for all its’ seeming resurgence, nationally (with the dispensaries) and internationally (with the DEA’s increased global reach), is dying down. The last hurrah, the last spasm of ineffectual activity is taking place, before the inexorable weight of the nation’s crushing economic concerns force an eventual re-allocation of funding…or else this nation faces wide-spread disaffection among the electorate for this government. Which is none too popular as is…

  5. kaptinemo says:

    Oh, and in an aside: if Gil says the DrugWar isn’t a war, then those who fight it aren’t really fighting, and they cannot be honored with the exalted title of ‘warriors’ anymore, either.

    So what are we to call them, if we can’t call them DrugWarriors? DrugPacifists?

    Alice? Alice! Just where did that little girl go to? Gil dropped me down this rabbit hole that he said isn’t a rabbit hole and I need a guide…

  6. Dante says:

    “So what are we to call them, if we can’t call them DrugWarriors?”

    Sadistic idiots with a Napoleon complex comes to mind.

  7. primus says:

    Call them what I call all prohibitionists; Drug War Ignoramuses.

  8. darkcycle says:

    Can’t wait ’till we can call them “unemployed”.

  9. Curmudgeon says:

    One of the commenters of HuffPo’s Gil article came up with a revised title for Gil, “Dope Pope.” Sounds appropriate to me, he’s been diddling us for years.

  10. Mike Parent says:

    It’ll solve more than half of it! Getting people like you out of office will solve the rest!

  11. Servetus says:

    I call Kerlikowske and his group inquisitors. Many of the drug problems Kerlikowske refers to originate from the prohibitionists’ belief in their own hype. His defense of the drug war is little different from saying legalization or decriminalization isn’t going to solve our witch and heretic problems.

  12. Duncan20903 says:


    “…but it may result in religious epiphany” ~~ Snoop Dogg Lion

    It appears that the Jamaican harvest last year was top notch #A1 primo quality.

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