Pawlenty vs The Sick

Andrew Sullivan —  May 24 2011 @ 2:43pm

The former governor vetoed a bill that would have legalized cannabis for terminally ill patients. Scott Morgan notes:

If nothing else, Pawlenty can at least be remembered as having taken a bold stand for what he believed in, which in this case was the right to imprison people with months to live. It's a sickening position to take, but at least he did it for a legitimate reason (some cops told him to). Ok, this is hard to spin, actually.

It's important to understand what freedom means for some on the authoritarian right.