The somber mood shared by all at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala on Saturday was given an interesting twist by legendary crooner Tony Bennett. The 85-year-old native New Yorker urged the government to legalize drugs. "First it was Michael Jackson, then Amy Winehouse, now, the magnificent Whitney Houston," Bennett observed amongst the crowd. "I'd like to have every gentleman and lady in this room to commit themselves to get our government to legalize drugs."
We guess the saying is true that when you get to a certain age, you are at liberty to say whatever you want. If you recall, Mr. Bennett also had an interesting comment about the events of 9/11, saying, "They flew the plane in, but we caused it!" Bennett actually tells some of America's most celebrated musical stars that legalization should happen "so you can get them from a doctor, not from some gangsters that sell it under the table."
Does Tony Bennett's rationale make sense? Would the lives of Americans all over benefit from no longer having to hide or sneak around having to buy illegal drugs? Was sharing that thought on the eve of Whitney Houston's passing the wrong time to do so?