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  •  I picketed Bill a year ago on Valentines Day (3+ / 0-)

    Where's Jacki's Medicine?

    Our signs referred to Bill's encounter, as a Candidate, with Jacki Rickert of Mondovi, Wisconsin in 1992. Jacki had been approved for the federal medical marijuana program, but not yet admitted when Bush I closed the program to new admissions in 1989. She caught up with Bill in Osseo on his post-Convention Mississippi River bus tour. After she explained her odyssey through the federal bureaucracy, Bill "I feel your pain" promised "When I'm President, you'll get your medicine."

    Come the Inaugural, Jacki sent letters, made calls seeking fulfillment of that commitment, but got back only form letters. "If drugs were legal, my brother Roger would be dead."

    Wisconsin Democratic Chair Joe Wineke, who was standing with Bill a year ago,, has since told me that Bill asked "What's that about?" Joe explained it to him. Bill, legendary for his memory, claimed not to remember the Osseo encounter. No apology to Jacki yet.

    This is a Test of the Emergency Free Speech System. This is only a Test. In an actual Free Speech Emergency, I'll be locked up.

    by ben masel on Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 10:16:17 AM PST

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