Bill Montgomery Insults "Harvard-Trained Politicians" Who "Cheat on Their Wives," Like, Um, a Certain Arizona Attorney General

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Insults, condescension, personal attacks. Hey, it's all in a days work for Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, particularly when it comes to the issue of legalized pot-smokin', which he recently debated on Channel 3's Sunday Politics Unplugged show with state Representative Ruben Gallego.

Gallego, a Democrat, whose wife, Kate, recently won a hard-fought race for a seat on the Phoenix City Council, has announced plans to drop a marijuana-legalization bill during this legislative session.

Monty, being the über-conservative Republican prosecutor that he is, staunchly opposes any such effort in Arizona. Similarly, he's been a loud critic of voter-approved medical marijuana and has done everything in his power to derail it.

The segment, which aired January 12, opened with a clip of one of Monty's press conferences in which he dismissed legalization as a "dumb idea" and tagged supporters of legalization as "either ignorant or indifferent."

Monty drops his insult bomb around 10:10 of this segment . . .

That tone continued as he argued with Gallego, with Monty repeating the "ignorant indifferent" line a couple of times, calling the proposal "stupid," accusing Gallego of being a "publicity policymaker," and saying that legislators like Gallego want to be "want to become the own authors of our societal suicide."

Never mind that Colorado's legalization scheme for personal use recently went into effect with neither the rending of the fabric of society nor the general population's running amok with reefer madness.

In fact, press reports from Colorado have shown regular folks from all walks of life politely lining up to purchase pot legally.

Gallego responded to Monty's insults with the standard pro-legalization pitch: We can tax and regulate it, eliminate the black market, end the failed "war on drugs," focus on more serious crimes, restrict the use of it to those 21 and older, etc.

The argument turned testy at times, then Monty got the last word, which was a doozy:

"What is it with Harvard-trained politicians?" he asked rhetorically. "Whether it's at law school or undergrad, [they have] bad ideas, can't follow laws, cheat on their wives, and come up with ridiculous ideas about marijuana."

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Slowriter59
Slowriter59

Hmm. Is Monty going to have to start prosecuting upper-middle class white people for possession now that Joe's monitor isn't going to let him focus the drug war on arresting Hispanics? 

marcy
marcy

Monty opposes pot legalization because doing so would seriously cut into the criminal justice system's revenue.  Pot busts really up the numbers at Monty's office, they make for easy convictions and let Monty tell the county BOS how he needs more money and more staff to handle all the criminals coming through his office.

More laws = more crimes = more criminals = more business for Monty.


Fewer laws = fewer crimes = fewer criminals = Monty's budget gets slashed


Ask Monty if cutting crime is a goal of his, when he agrees ask him what the impact of legalizing pot would be on the crime rate and watch him stammer and start going Reefer Madness with assertions that pot heads would be running amok in the streets.


Want to put the Mexican drug cartels out of business overnight?  Legalize pot.  It would accomplish what 50 years of the War on Drugs and hundreds of billions of dollars spent waging that war hasn't done.  


But then again, those hundreds of billions of dollars have kept a lot of prosecutors, cops, judges, jailers and probation officers gainfully employed.  Is it any wonder they oppose their bread and butter business being eviscerated? 

marcy
marcy

Monty has a screw loose.  

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, as "minister of justice" conducts himself in an unprofessional manner. A bully, using his power to mislead or lie to the public. 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Where is Robert aka JAFfy to sing the praises of his hero the MCSO shurf?

He should be here singing the praises of MontyPug. And we should be here to laugh at his sorry ass. Robert is very amusing to me.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

I bet that when Montypoodle goes home, he puts on his "Mr Roger's" sweater, heads out to the garage, puts on headphones, cranks the Grateful Dead, does a few bongs, and watches porn.....


People hate in others what they hate most in themselves

66rock
66rock topcommenter

Well la de da Mr Perfect.  This guy needs to come down out of his lofty perch and take a class in manners after those rude remarks.

Trommy
Trommy

Does the pug support cartels and making criminals rich?  Would he prefer a drug dealer selling his children weed or whatever drug he has?  Or would he prefer people being carded and Cannabis regulated?  Weird how he can't think past his hatred for "pot smoking hippies"

He probably should know more people including republicans support getting this business out of the hands of vicious criminals.  Criminals are getting rich from it instead of having it taxed and sold in a regulated environment.  It's not going away and his stance is downright ignorant or supportive of crime.

Joe Rollins
Joe Rollins

This planet will be a much nicer place once the current elderly generation is gone.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

MontyPug is an embarrassment. To West Point (which trained Generals of the Army and Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as famed Lt. Col George Armstrong Custer), to Maricopa County taxpayers, etc.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Perhaps MontyPug needs a reminder in history.

The Controlled Substances Act was signed into law in 1970 by Republican President Richard Nixon at the end of the hippie era. It should be noted that Nixon is, to date, the only President to have resigned the office due to Watergate (Nixon was corrupt)

Marijuana is on schedule A of the CSA.

If Republicans like MontyPug were serious about deficit reduction, job creation, etc., they would remove marijuana from the CSA.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Not that I agree with Monty in any manner, shape or form, but I'll bet that kids with fake IDs are already scoring weed in Colorado pot stores.

car_del99
car_del99

If marijuana is legalized , how are they going to fill those private prisons ?

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Montgomery is a douchebag.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967Good point, Jason. Ironically, on perhaps not, YPS seems to be absent at the very same time. How odd is that?

JustThinking
JustThinking

@Dontbelieveit Now when the feds stop laughing and tell him they won't pay he will get on TV and talk of those awful Feds under Obama. Its all their fault those damn feds. The Feds hate us upstanding citizens here in Arizona who only try to follow the rule of law!!! I can hear it now.... when will this shit show end?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Dontbelieveit Why doesn't the Joker try to get the money from Kris Kobach?  After all, the right wing nut took over training of MCSO on immigration laws after the Joker was stripped of his 287(g)!

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@Dontbelieveit


Yep. The Elderly Elected Official will stop at nothing to keep from having to take responsibility for his own actions, or inactions, as the case may be. He has never been known to be wrong....


And some people actually buy it.


I don't think a check from the Feds will be in the mail very soon, however.


TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@WhoKnows I still have trouble believing this guy is actually a West Point grad. But, every institution has some, I suppose.

teknik
teknik

@Trommy Nah, he just likes to be able to lock people who he does not like in jail for something they do inside the privacy of their own homes.


it's the small government way.

marcy
marcy

Isn't it odd how there is always a current elderly generation with issues that the younger generation disagrees with?


If you live long enough, you'll have the younger generation calling for your demise as well and you'll be telling people about the good old days and why kids today just aren't like they were in the good old days.



Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 

You are right.. but isn't it a good thing that they are illegally scoring something that is so much safer than what they have been illegally scoring, alcohol?

Trommy
Trommy

There may be kids using fake cards.  But I bet they aren't being sold heroin and meth like the friendly neighborhood drug dealer would try to talk them into.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 Like underage kids never buy beer or cigarettes?  Oh, but those are taxed and support other programs....

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@car_del99   I know.  Outlaw liberals and throw the stupid, cry-baby, bleeding-heart, emotional, irrational ninnies in the hoosgow.  

Hope that helps.

DNichols
DNichols

@car-del99

They will use the Homeland Security issued skin pigment charts.

judyann
judyann

@Cozz You're too kind to the guy...at least a douche refresh and cleanse our naughty bits.

DNichols
DNichols

@Cozz;

I don't blame Montgomery for standing with his convictions, too bad more politicians don't.

 I agree with you, but I thought the label of the week was "Certified Douche Nozzle"?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Odd indeed Tommy.

I have to wonder if the MCSO shurf knows what YPS has been doing? Maybe that's why he/she has been absent...

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@JustThinking@Dontbelieveit The show will only stop when the elderly man crosses the rainbow bridge and is placed under the six feet of manure he so deserves to smell for eternity...

DNichols
DNichols

@ WhoKnows

Your right "Certifiable Douche Nozzle", there are so many Douche Bags, and Nozzles in Arizona Politics its a little confusing.

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