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Willie Nelson Endorses Gary Johnson For President

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by Phillip Smith

Legendary country music singer and pot head Willie Nelson and his Teapot Party have endorsed the pro-legalization presidential bid of Republican candidate Gary Johnson, the Johnson campaign announced in a press release Tuesday. The endorsement came after Nelson and Johnson met last week and marks the Teapot Party’s first foray into presidential politics.

“I am truly gratified to have the endorsement of such a legendary entertainer and champion for individual rights as Willie Nelson,” said Johnson. “Not only is Willie a superstar talent but, he is a strong advocate for social change, as seen through his tireless work on behalf of family owned farms and hard working Americans. People across this country are demanding the freedom and opportunity to pursue their dreams without interference from a heavy-handed government, and Willie and I stand together to lend our voices to those demands.”

Gary Johnson US flagJohnson, the former governor of New Mexico, could use the help of some non-traditional GOP primary voters that Nelson could help deliver. The conventional wisdom gives him only an outside shot at the nomination, with the nomination poll aggregator Real Clear Politics not even including him on its lists of candidates declared and undeclared.

Johnson made his effort official last month, declaring his candidacy at the New Hampshire State House. Johnson has made a critique of drug prohibition a central tenet of his platform and is straightforwardly calling for marijuana legalization. As he put it during last week’s Fox News Republican presidential candidate debate: “I advocate legalizing marijuana – control it, regulate it, tax it.”

That works for Willie and the Teapot Party, a phenomenon that began last fall after the Red Headed Stranger’s most recent encounter with the pot police and now boasts 66,000 Facebook members. Marijuana legalization is its goal.

“The purpose of the Teapot Party is to vote in people who believe in what we do and vote out the ones who don’t,” said Nelson.

And Gary Johnson wins his first celebrity endorsement.

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  1. I will be voting for Governor Gary Johnson! End the wars, balance the budget, equal rights for LGBT and legalize marijuana! This guy is exactly what America needs! The People’s President.

    Gary Johnson is hands down the most fiscally conservative GOP candidate. When he first got into office he was asked by his staff how he wanted his name on the state welcome signs. He said Don’t put my name on those signs! If we spend money to change them lets put Welcome to New Mexico from the Citizens of New Mexico so we don’t have to spend money changing them in the future. His is a good steward of tax dollars and looks at everything from a cost benefit Analysis. He balanced the heck out of 8yrs worth of budgets as governor. And is the only candidate talking about submitting a balanced budget in 2013.

  2. Marijuana is the safest drug with actual benefits for the user as opposed to alcohol which is dangerous, causes addiction, birth defects, and affects literally every organ in the body. Groups are organizing all over the country to speak their minds on reforming pot laws. I drew up a very cool poster featuring Uncle Willie for the cause which you can check out on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/vote-teapot-2011.html Drop in and let me know what you think!

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