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April 2006 , Page 47 

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Remarks At NACDL's Charleston Meeting

By Alex Sanders

The pollsters tell us that two issues are predominate in America today: the war in Iraq and so-called moral values. When President Bush came out in favor of banning gay marriage, he combined the two. Naturally, he spoke in the vernacular of war. “Our core values are under attack,” he said. I fully expected the Office of Homeland Security to raise the terror alert to pink. I have friends in South Carolina who are gay and afraid to come out of the closet because people will think they are Democrats.

(Former NACDL President) Nancy Hollander’s story about her marijuana case reminds me of something I read in USA Today. The newspaper reported that 190 million people had tried marijuana. Imagine that. 190 million people, and as nearly as I can tell, only two didn’t like it: Bill Clinton and Clarence Thomas. What odds! 190 million to 2. No wonder we are having such a hard time winning the War on Drugs.

I don’t know about you, but I’m already beginning to miss Harriet Miers. Her timing was off.

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