Monday, February 04, 2002

THE WHITE HOUSE'S ANTI_DRUG AD CAMPAIGN IS BEING UNIVERSALLY PANNED
and rightly so. The thing about them is that they make a case for legalizing drugs. See, if illegal drug money is helping to finance terrorism, wouldn't it make sense to legalize these drugs so the money would got to business people rather than terrorists? Plus, as Mickey Kaus points out, drug money pales in comparison to oil money in financing terror.

I also think the anti-smoking ads aren't doing much. I get the distinct feeling that the "Cigarette smoke contains..." theme could be used against corn chips, soda, beer, hot dogs, ice cream or almost any other processed good. If anything, I think all the anti-smoking ads make smoking more of an "anti-establishment" thing to do, and make it more attractive to kids. It almost makes you wonder if Phillip Morris is aware of that when they sponsor their "Talk to your kids about nonsomoking" ads.
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