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