Sarah Palin will receive an offer tomorrow that she will most likely refuse; but it’s still worth a shot! Tomorrow Nevadans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, a group that is seeking to legalize marijuana in the state, will offer Sarah Palin $25,000 dollars to speak to ‘supporters of a regulated marijuana market in this country.’ Palin is unlikely to accept the offer due to the fact that she doesn’t like smoking marijuana, and charges 3 to 4 times the offered price. However, the offer is still symbolic and highlights the hypocrisy of ‘conservative’ politicians as they fully support alcohol, yet crusade against marijuana legalization. The offer will be made on the same day that Sarah Palin is set to be the keynote speaker at Caesar’s Palace, for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s national convention.
“There’s no reason why former governor Palin should reject our offer,” said Dave Schwartz, the campaign manager for Nevadans for Sensible Marijuana Laws. “The health effects of the substance she is talking about at the WSWA convention cause 33,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. The comparable number for marijuana is zero. Alcohol is also associated with violent crime and other destructive acts, while marijuana is not. If Gov. Palin is comfortable endorsing that product, we are certain she will endorse ours. We look forward to negotiating with her team to find a time that works in her schedule.
“Let me make one thing clear. In making this offer, we are not intending to attack the alcohol industry or alcohol users,” Schwartz continued. “Rather, we’re highlighting the fact that marijuana is objectively less harmful than alcohol. It makes no sense to keep marijuana in the criminal market while a former vice-presidential candidate celebrates the alcohol industry. We want legitimate businesspeople in Nevada to benefit from the sales of marijuana, and we want adults to be free to choose whichever substance they prefer –marijuana or alcohol – when they relax after work.”
I wonder what Sarah Palin will say (besides no, of course). I bet she will just do the typical politician maneuver and refuse to comment, and then hide behind her press secretary who will release a statement saying that ‘they don’t consider offers for less than $75,000.’ That way Palin doesn’t have to alienate pro-marijuana Libertarian voters while at the same time not taking a pro-marijuana stance; a stance that is not too popular with other ‘conservatives.’
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