By: Billy BeerSlugger
Barney Frank is the second openly gay Member of the House of Representatives a post he has manned since 1981. He is also the Chair of the House Financial Services Committee dealing with issues like mortgage foreclosure bailout, American Housing Rescue & Foreclosure Prevention Act, Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act among other things. A pretty big deal. He favors medical marijuana which we’ll get to a little later.
You will see him on MSNBC, CNN, CNBC and he will even go on Fox and do interviewers with such right wing gas bags as Bill O’Reilly. What I found so hilarious is that Barneys gay lover was arrested for marijuana possession, cultivation, and use of drug paraphernalia. Barney was there when his partner was busted but denied knowing what the plants looked like etc.
It’s completely funny to me that heads the House Financial Services Committee
is banging some dude who is a big enough pot head to grow it in the backyard. It’s the kind of news you think would have gotten major play in the media circa 2007 given Frank’s high profile job dealing with the mortgage crisis and all.
Not that I’m hating on him at all, I’m all for legalizing the Mary Jane and taxing the shit out of it but if we are going to hold our athletes accountable for getting caught smoking pot and suspend them or whatever, then maybe, just maybe we should hold our government officials accountable as well. If an NFL player can be at the wrong place at the wrong time and get chastised in the media and or suspended then I’m pretty sure the people who actually have a hand in shaping policy for our Government should be held up to that scrutiny as well.
Either way Colbert is hilarious in this Vid.