And Now Let's Go Completely Insane, Starring Sheriff Leon Lott

Leon Lott, the Richland County, SC Sheriff, has now arrested eight people in association with the picture of Michael Phelps smoking from a marijuana bong. I'd post it here to refresh your memory, but I fear Lott would send policemen to bust down my door with a warrant, and I really like my front door. It works just fine as it is. ↵

↵That's eight people charged, including the owner of the house, who was not even at the party in question. The house is technically in the Columbia police district, but Columbia police -- like the rest of the known universe -- decided that with murders, robberies, and other crimes on the rise in the midst of a recession, pursuing anyone seen in a single grainy photograph of people smoking weed wasn't worth taxpayer dollars. ↵

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↵Fortunately, Lott is a one-man stimulus package all by himself, injecting valuable taxpayer dollars into eight separate criminal cases filed by the Sheriff's department, filling the pockets of defense attorneys, court reporters, paralegals, and other assorted beneficiaries of wasting public dollars in the name of grabbing the national spotlight. When you look back a few years from now and wonder when the recession's tide turned and a wave of prosperity began to sweep across this nation by itself, don't credit our President or congress: no, Leon Lott deserves the credit. Don't let history forget this. ↵

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↵(In all seriousness, way more money could have been pumped into the economy if Lott hadn't seized the bong, which was allegedly going on eBay for six figures. Instead, that valuable piece of history is sitting in a Richland County evidence locker. Why do you hate America, Leon Lott?) ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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