Contact theSOPAbout theSOPSupport theSOPWritersEditorsManaging Editors
theSOP logo
Published:February 3rd, 2009 15:55 EST
bristol palin

Palin Pal Arrested For Dealing In Hillbilly Heroin

By Robert Paul Reyes

I make no secret that I would like to see marijuana legalized, the magical herb is safe and therapeutic. But I am vehemently opposed to drugs like crack and heroin that wreak havoc on individuals and costs society untold billions in health care and crime-related expenses.

Drug dealers are the scum of the earth, and they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Recently the mother of Bristol Palin`s boyfriend was arrested for allegedly trafficking in oxycontin - commonly known as the "hillbilly heroin."

"An investigator and the Alaska State Troopers` union say political interference delayed the drug arrest of the mother of the boyfriend of Gov. Sarah Palin`s daughter Bristol."

The New York Times

Was Sherry Johnston`s arrest delayed until after the election? Perhaps a more pertinent question would be: Why isn`t John McCain being castigated for doing a horrible job of vetting Sarah Palin?

Sherry Johnston isn`t just the mother of Bristol Palin`s boyfriend, she`s also a friend of Bible-toting Sarah Palin. You are known by the friends you keep and Sarah Palin is a buddy of drug dealer.

I can imagine the screaming headlines if it were discovered that President-elect Barack Obama had a friend who was a drug dealer. We would never hear the end of it, and it would be an albatross around Obama`s neck for his whole term in office.

This story shouldn`t be buried in the back pages of newspapers, it deserves above-the-fold coverage. The press must be vigilant so that the corrupt political establishment in Alaska doesn`t merely slap Johnston on the wrist. The media must also tie this story in with John McCain`s reckless selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate.

We came uncomfortably close to having the White House resemble the Beverly Hillbillies household. I can imagine Bristol Palin and her redneck husband sneaking out the window of their bedroom to attend a rave, and President Palin and her drug-dealing pal discussing the merits of oxycontin in the Rose Garden.

To those of you who think I`m being unfair to Palin, do I need to remind you how she condemned Obama for his associations with Rev Wright and Ayers?

Palin supporters let`s examine Matthew 7: 1,2:

"Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."