Last night Washington DC approved the legalization of Marijuana. It’s probably safe to say that Former Mayor Marion Barry was the campaign manager for the cause.
While we’re used to sophomoric humor associated with the drug debate, Dick Codey’s attempts to be clever by conflating a crooked, crack-smoking former DC Mayor with a successful effort to reform our nation’s drug laws missed the mark. It’s just not funny.
doing on this list, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you: back in 2006, at the height of the George W. Bush regime, Stender lost an uphill race for Congress by a whisker. It was a shocking near-win propelled by an unpopular war in Iraq, good ol’ grassroots campaigning and the newly emerging “Netroots” online community of activists, fundraiser, and bloggers. Online organizing was rather novel still and Linda Stender’s campaign made brilliant use of it.
↓JAY LASSITER. In September I was feeling ballsy and decided to make 10 bold (stupid?) political political predictions for the upcoming year. Election day was the first test of my prescience and I failed. My number 3 prediction: NJ would send two women to Congress, Bonnie Watson Coleman (who made it!) and Aimee Belgard (who didn’t). Thankfully I’ve 9 chances left to redeem myself, but so far I’m batting a big .000%.