Jan 13, 2011

Willie Nelson Supports Independent Candidate for Governor of Kentucky

Apparently, late last year, Willie Nelson called for the formation of a new political party opposed to the Democratic-Republican bipartisan consensus in favor of the failed war on drugs.  From December:
All 50 states have started Willie Nelson-inspired Teapot Parties since the singer called for a new political party that "leans a little to the left" after his marijuana arrest  in Texas on Nov. 26. "Tax it, regulate it and legalize it," the singer says. "And stop the border wars over drugs."
Nelson has now come out in support of Gatewood Galbraith, an Independent candidate for governor of Kentucky.  From the Lexington Herald Leader:
Willie Nelson and his newly formed Teapot Party are backing independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith for governor of Kentucky. The campaign of Lexington attorney Galbraith and his running mate, Frankfort political consultant Dea Riley, released a statement Monday quoting the country singer and songwriter as saying he is a “longtime friend” of Galbraith and believes Galbraith is “a good man and will do a good job.”

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