WILLIE NELSON LIGHTS ONE UP, FOR HIS PRESIDENTIAL CHOICE
Country music legend Willie Nelson and his Teapot Party have endorsed Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
Johnson got the nod from the Teapoters because of his views on legalizing marijuana.
The former governor of New Mexico supports legalizing the drug.
In a press release issued on the Teapot Party's site, Johnson said: "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."
(The Teapot Party also recently endorsed Washington State Rep. Roger Goodman, who is running for Congress in 2012.)