Televangelist and Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson has a history of saying a lot of kooky things on TV. Hurricane Katrina was an act of God against America's sins and claimed that Haiti's earthquake was related to the country's supposed pact with the devil, just for starters.
However, Robertson raised even more eyebrows for saying something sensible for once — marijuana should be legalized and that federal and state anti-drug laws are draining billions of dollars from the nation's coffers.
"Folks, we've gotta do something about this. We've just got to change the laws. We cannot allow this to continue. It is sapping our vitality. Think of this great land of freedom," he said.
Predictably, anti-drug advocates were not swayed by Robertson's appeal.
"Clearly he is ill-informed about the drug war," Calvina Fay, executive director of the Drug Free America Foundation, told The Christian Science Monitor.
However, Robertson's comments have left many agreeing with the "700 Club" host for the first time.