"I'm doing my time for
experimenting with pot.
Though the 80s do seem
so long ago!"
Dear Mr. Bush,
Boy, do I feel your pain.
Why are people always dredging up what you did a decade, even two or three
decades ago? After all, Henry Hyde and Bob Livingston were still enjoying
"youthful indiscretions" at our age! And what about those in
congress who "experimented" with drugs? (You and I just abused
them!). Hell, the same drugs they "experimented" with, they're
mandating 10 and 20, even life sentences for first time, non-violent experimenters-far
more than for bank robbery and rape. If (select) drugs are worthy of such
irrational sentences, why can't people avoid responsibility for "lesser"
offenses, say, "experimenting" with bank robbery, or "experimenting"
with rape? Nah, this drug thing they're hanging on you isn't right. Like
you say, it's time to "forgive and forget."
I'm doing my time for youthful
indiscretion -experimenting with pot (though the 80s do seem so long ago!).
My prosecutor (that's Paul) demanded that I "accept responsibility"
for my "experimenting" (that's Federal-speak for saying "Yes,
boss, whatever you say boss," to charges you can't fight because
the government gets to pay (yes, pay) their witnesses handsomely, while
you'll get an extra 10 years if you even think of actually going to trial.
Besides, prosecutors rarely know, or frankly even care, what the reality
was, and the judges have even less power now than a Kulack in front of