Feathered Bastard

Russell Pearce's Pal Constantin Querard Pimps Medical Marijuana Industry

As Mr. Zimmerman once crooned long ago, the times they are a changin', and though progress has generally leap-frogged our benighted state, there are odd signs that Arizona is slouching toward the 21th Century, like some rough beast come round at last.

See also: -Arizona Organix Steps Out as the State's First Authorized Medical-Marijuana Dispensary -New Medical-Marijuana Poll Shows High Support by Arizonans; Poll Done by Same Firm Used by Pot Foe John Kavanagh

Why, the mere fact that GOP attack-Schnauzer Chuck Coughlin is shilling for Medicaid expansion, and signing on Governor "GED Jan" Brewer as the point-lady for this worthy cause, must be a positive sign of some sort.

No doubt Senor Coughlin is making bank repping the hospital industry, which will in turn benefit greatly if an estimated 400,000 Arizonans are made eligible for health care as a result of Medicaid expansion.

Moolah for the big shots, and a medical safety net for the poor. Now how could anyone be against such a private-public partnership's scoring federal booty?

Naturally, I'm all for it, but then, I ain't no teabagger.

Next, there's this little tidbit that I find eyepopping: Constantin Querard, Dark Prince of Sand Land's Far Right, supporter of recalled, disgraced ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce, and founder of the uber-conservative Arizona Family Project, is now pimping for the medical marijuana industry.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
Contact: Stephen Lemons