Good Bud, Bad Bud

Jul 15, 2008

alcohol, drug warriors

According to the New York Times, Cindy McCain, wife of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, drives a car with vanity license plates reading, "MS BUD." "Bud," of course, is common slang for marijuana, so where are the howls of outrage from the Drug Free America Foundation and ONDCP? How dare the wife of a presidential candidate promote drug use?!?!?

Oh wait. Mrs. McCain owns a beer distributorship. The "Bud" involved is Budweiser, and that's a "good" drug, so all we get are amused chuckles, if anyone notices at all. That alcohol is more addictive, massively more toxic, and orders of magnitude more likely to cause violence or aggression than marijuana is doesn't matter.