GETTING OVER GETTING STONED

AN IMPOLITIC PROPOSAL FOR THE POST-POT GENERATION

"Zero! Zero! Zero!" --Bob Dole, describing the amount of tolerance a Dole Administration would have toward drug use

It was a stirring call to arms. The G.O.P. candidate may have sounded like a panicky swabbie alerting the bridge about incoming Japanese fighters, but as wedge issues go, the war on drugs definitely has juice. If the Democrats wanted to take credit for the cascade of positive economic indicators, then they'd have to step up to the new negative drug numbers as well. Smartly reasoned, if you overlooked one tiny detail: a lot of Republicans are under 50.

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