The unhappy Barney Frank has a strange habit of associating himself with people who violate silly laws. Back in 1989, his occasional lover operated a brothel out of the Massachusetts Democrat’s Capitol Hill home. Eighteen years later Barney “was present during a marijuana arrest at James Ready’s home in Ogunquit, Maine. Ready is well-known for his relationship with Congressman Frank.”
Now, I’m all for laws decriminalizing prostitution and pot and, in the abstract, Mr. Frank’s association with such figures should not be that big of a deal.
We are, however, not dealing with abstractions. This mean-spirited Democrat is a Representative in the United State Congress and even Chairman of a powerful committee. It’s his job to write the laws of the land. So, does his association with such figures suggest a lackadaisical attitude toward enforcement of tate laws? (Or, maybe he’s making a point about federalism since he serves in the federal, not state, government?)
Now, Barney’s saying that he had no clue that the plants in Mr. Ready’s home were marijuana. Yeah, right. And he didn’t know Steve Gobie was using his residence to turn tricks.
It seems that acknowledging mistakes is something this Democrat just can’t do.
Glenn Reynolds thinks ol’ Barney’s “being as honest as he has been on the stimulus and healthcare. . . .” Not to mention his assurances about the solvency of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.