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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Willie Nelson busted for pot in Texas - Let him be, he's an American icon

Willie Nelson's bus was pulled over in Texas by the border. No surprise when the Border Partol opened the door of the bus and no, surprise, a pungent aroma of pot came wafting out of the bus. The Border Patrol searched the bus and found six ounces of pot. Willie admitted the pot was his and was arrested for possession.

Firstly, WTF is the Border Patrol doing pulling Willie's bus over? Willie is a national treasure, exempt from the petty rules us mortals have to pay. He's smoked pot at the White House and everywhere else he goes. If there is one person in the U.S. who should be immune from the inconvenience of not being able to get stoned it's Willie. Without it Willie wouldn't be Willie.

A couple of years ago the Louisiana state troopers were decent enough to send him on his way after his bus had to stop at a weigh station. I'm sure the State Troopers even posed for a photo or two with Willie before the bus pulled back on the highway.

Willie was decent enough to admit that the pot was his. An apology for inconviencing him would have been sufficient.

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