Morning Poll: Bigger Hypocrite: Jan Brewer or Tom Horne?

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Quick, call the feds, people in pain might start smoking weed.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and state Attorney General Tom Horne have both actively campaigned to keep the federal government out of Arizona -- until it comes to voter-approved medical marijuana.

Brewer and Horne are about to ask a federal court to make a ruling on the legality of Arizona's medical-pot program, and plan to prevent the state Department of Health Services from issuing permits for pot dispensaries as they were set to do next month.

So much for "don't tread on me."

Both Brewer and Horne oppose the federal government's intrusion on states' rights on just about every other issue -- including SB 1070, the state's controversial immigration law -- but when it comes to medical weed, a program both officials oppose, the feds, apparently, are the experts.

"You can't have people subject to two competing sovereignties - the state sovereignty that says it's OK [and] the federal sovereignty that says it's not OK, we'll prosecute it," Horne told reporters earlier this week. "In that kind of a situation, you need to go to a federal judge and say, 'OK, who prevails and what's going to happen?'"

That's a far cry from the we don't need the feds to tell us how to run our state mentality on which Brewer and Horne both campaigned. Not to mention, each defends SB 1070 every chance they get -- on the taxpayers' dime.

We want to know what you think: who's the bigger hypocrite, Horne or Brewer?

Cast your vote below.

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Ronald
Ronald

The people voted it in and you have one drunk that doesn't like it maybe more. Jan put down the bottle and fight for you people who voted you in office to be there voice. Just don't sit there singing 49 bottle of beer on the wall take one down and pass it around   48 bottles of beer on the wall. we all the song just don't sing it as much as you do. 

Ronald
Ronald

If they were getting kick backs from the medical marijuana that would a different issue. The leased prison system here in Arizona gives them millions in kick backs,under the table Oh look there building another prison now. I think Jan brewer,john mccain. uncle joe apaipo, and thorne should all get on the ship they came in on THE MAYFLOWER and let some new(younger) run the state. Instead of putting millions of tax dollars into prison they might try education or something to stimulate the work froce in Arizona. I've aked several people if they would move to Arizona. They all said, No way just look how your state is run. I must agree with them. Ain't Pretty.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Well, the new times did find the Gov's dui from the 80's maybe you guys should look into the numerous sexual harassment claims against Horne starting back at Lewis & Roca, throughout his time in the DOE and now at the AG's office. Then make a new poll between the two.

Ronald
Ronald

Check into sexual harassment on the Mayflower as well. These bitches are old

vic
vic

Okay, New Times, this poll was too difficult to choose.  Next you're going to ask us, which one is dumber, Jan or Tom?   Nearly impossible to answer.

Leave Behind
Leave Behind

It is important to recognize the will of the Arizona voters in passing the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) under proposition 203. The issue is that Arizonans could essentially be stripped of their choice in medicine while a declaratory judgement is considered. In the meantime, the state could very well privatize the registry program while the validity of state and federal law is debated; therefore ensuring patients have a choice in how they alleviate pain and suffering. Fortunately for patients, caregivers can still provide medicine to their patients in AZ, but a medical marijuana center or dispensary model, ensures quality, safety, and regulation of this emerging industry which has been blessed by the voters in 16 states and counting! Let's make this about the patient! Get involved today!The Medical Marijuana Assistance Program of America (MMAPA) works to ensure patients have access to affordable alternative treatment throughout the nation. We work with hospice patients, the indigent, and disabled veterans to ensure no patient is left behind when it comes to a choice in medicine. Need assistance? Contact us at 855-MMAPA-4U or visit www.MMAPA.us for more information.

Adam
Adam

Jan Brewer is a coward. When the people vote on something and win, it is her duty, not only as governor, but as an American citizen, to allow the vote to carry through, and not to weasel the people out of their honest votes on some stipulation. Just because she wants something does not mean it is best for the people, and if more than 50% of the vote disagrees with her opinion, it is time for her to LET GO. Thank you, Jan Brewer, for making people with degenerative illnesses be in complete pain for their last few days on Earth. Thank you for putting terminal patient's lives in even more jeopardy by forcing them to go to drug dealers, whose marijuana is not tested nor is it monitored to ensure that it isn't laced with anything, further endangering the patient's life. Thank you for being able to let people die, slowly and painfully, because you have an "opinion". Your opinions are not worth the pain they are causing.

Alialibubu
Alialibubu

It's a no brainer Arizona pot measure defines what a "usable" amount is.  So now when a pot user of anykind gets ticketed if you do not have what is defined as a "usable" amount you don't fall under prop 300 from the last overturned pot measure voted in by the people.  No one would go to jail while walking with no belt and a joint.  CCA Prisons for Profit coudn't "ratch" up the amount jailed for profit.  Arizona would lose a lot of minority, ethnic walking that Tom Horne way prisons for profit money.  The jails would then be a lot emptier and that's the only Revenue producing entiry they aspire to.

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