Tommy Chong Goes After Former US Attorney That Prosecuted Him for Selling Bongs
- From: Greasehorse <greasehorse@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 08:18:41 -0500
Tommy Chong Raises Funds To Oppose Mary Beth Buchanan
Posted: 9:53 am EDT May 6, 2010Updated: 1:00 pm EDT May 6, 2010
PITTSBURGH -- Drug-themed comedian Tommy Chong returned to Pittsburgh
to help local Democrats raise money to oppose the Congressional
campaign of the woman who prosecuted him for selling bongs over the
Chong did nine months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty in
2003 to charges sought by Mary Beth Buchanan, who resigned as U.S.
attorney last year. She's running in the Republican primary in hopes
of opposing U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., in November.
During an appearance at a union hall Wednesday night, Chong said he
wanted to thank Buchanan "for jump-starting my career again" before
also calling her "a liar and a thief."
Buchanan's campaign manager Mike Walsh said it's fine with her if
"drug users and convicted felons line up behind Jason Altmire."