Not Santa Fe Crime news here, but how could I pass this up?
Willie Nelson on Tuesday announced he has endorsed former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson to be President in 2012.
I wonder why.
In a press release posted on the website TeaPotPartyblog.com, Willie Nelson’s political party movement that boasts the slogan “Tax it, regulate it, legalize it” in reference to marijuana, Johnson, who is on record having the same philosophy, said he is happy to accept the endorsement.
“I am truly gratified to have the endorsement of such an iconic entertainer, philanthropist, innovator and champion for individual rights as Willie Nelson. Not only is he a superstar talent, he is a bold advocate for social change. Americans are demanding the freedom and opportunity to pursue their dreams without interference from a heavy-handed government, and Willie Nelson lends a tremendous voice to those demands.” — Gary Johnson, former NM Governor who is running for U.S. President in 2012.
Here is the opening paragraph of the news release announcing the endorsement:
American music legend Willie Nelson recently met with former New Mexico Governor and current Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson after a concert in Texas. The result of that historic meeting is today’s endorsement of Johnson by Willie Nelson’s Teapot Party.
Here are some related links:
- TeaPotPartyblog.com (site with news release posted)
- Willie Nelson’s Tea Pot Party
- Gary Johnson’s Presidential campaign website