Conservatives were already going to attack the president's chosen drug czar as a hippie, given how he enforced the law in Seattle. Now they have his stepson's fresh arrest as ammunition.
The appointment requires senate confirmation, and therein lies a potential hitch: Kerlikowske's stepson Jeffrey has a lengthy rap sheet that includes arrests for marijuana possession and distribution, to say nothing of felony battery, assault with a deadly weapon and cruelty to animals. (As the Huffington Post's Lee Stranahan notes, this echoes the plot of the movie Traffic; see clip above.)
This history was enough of a headache for the administration when the most recent arrest was eight months ago, but now things are worse: Jeffrey was picked up Friday for violating his probation, according to Joseph Culligan's WebOfDeception.com.