Scott Adams, the creator of the popular comic strip “Dilbert,” endorsed Mitt Romney on his blog Wednesday. The reaction he received from liberal news sites was predictably outraged and, in Adams’ hands, hilarious. Adams chronicled the results of his announcement in a series of updates which point out just how absurd the professional left can be when someone goes off the liberal reservation for any reason.
Granted, Adams’ reasons for endorsing Romney aren’t the usual ones you’ll hear from conservatives about growing debt and a slow-speed economic recovery. The issue Adams takes exception to in his post is Obama’s tough stance on medical marijuana. Adams links to a story on the Huffington Post which outlines how the owner of a marijuana “dispensary” in California is facing ten years to life in prison. Adams suggests that Obama, who used pot frequently in high school as part of the “choom gang,” has taken a tough line purely for political expediency.
While Adams has no illusions that Romney plans to embrace marijuana legalization, he does believe Romney is more flexible, more of a political pragmatist. And since the issue in this case is California’s right to effectively legalize pot under the rubric of medical marijuana, Adams hopes Romney might be more open to this kind of states’ rights argument.
The post concludes with Adams’ endorsement which is really framed as a rejection of Obama. He writes, “while I don’t agree with Romney’s positions on most topics, I’m endorsing him for president starting today… jailing American citizens for political gain simply has to be a firing offense no matter how awesome you might be in other ways.”