Not a creature was stirring, except for my mouse….

I realize that the night before Christmas is no time for kidding around, but seeing this headline was really too much:

Joe Biden disagrees with Pat Robertson on Pot

“I still believe it’s a gateway drug. I’ve spent a lot of my life as chairman of the Judiciary Committee dealing with this. I think it would be a mistake to legalize,” Biden said on Good Morning America today. “The punishment should fit the crime. But I think legalization is a mistake.”

Biden is wrong on both counts. He’s also covering the administration’s ass for its failure to live up to Obama’s promise not to go after medical marijuana. Meanwhile, Robertson is talking about not splitting up America’s families with prison terms over minor recreational drug use. (And speaking of gateway drugs: It’s not pot that puts one on the road to perdition, but prison and the people you might meet there.)

Via Glenn Reynolds, who couldn’t have rubbed it in more when he characterized Biden as calling Pat Robertson a “squishy pothead-lover.”

All I can say is if that’s squish, bring it on!

Absolutely unreal.

If we add that to the fascinating factoid that none other than former Attorney General Ed Meese is saying it’s time to reconsider mandatory minimum sentencing in drug cases, it’s little wonder the current federal regulatory regime regime is in a panic.

Might this explain the recent abominable overrreachings by the FCC, the FDA, and the DEA?

Are they getting desperate?

A couple of days ago, M. Simon said he was beginning to detect a “tectonic shift.”

Hope.

It couldn’t come at a better time.