Barney Frank: a one-man decriminalizing-pot machine
For better or worse, Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank has seen his profile rise in the past year. He’s chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee and was one of the bailout’s most vocal backers, urging fellow members to pass it. Then, after losing confidence in Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, he became one of the most vocal backers for putting restrictions on that same TARP money.
But when Frank is not saving the economy, he’s got other things on his mind, specifically sweet, sweet bud.