Friday, May 6, 2011

GOP Debate Fallout: A Libertarian Boost for Legalizing (Yikes!) Heroin

The GOP presidential hopefuls—some of them anyway—debated in South Carolina last night, an event that most television viewers (appropriately) avoided.

It was a notably weak field, without Republican stars like Mitt Romney and The Donald).

But Texas Rep. Ron Paul—the wild man of the libertarian right—was there with bells on, blowing up the stodgy old Republican ways. We're not kidding—Paul advocated legalizing heroin, a line that produced applause in (gulp!) South Carolina.

The applause caused Fox News host Chris Wallace to ask this question, perhaps the best line of the evening:
Who thought heroin would get applause in South Carolina?
Good question.

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