BOLIVIA HAS ELECTED A SOCIALIST who promises to legalize coca production. I expect Evo Morales to be another tedious Latin American lefty disaster, but I don’t think the coca-legalization move is so dumb. The anti-coca program has been a disaster, and ineffective to boot. And contrary to what Gateway Pundit jokes, I think this is probably bad news for crack dealers.

Legalize the stuff, tax it like tobacco, and let the trial lawyers sue sellers for any product defects or dangers. Morales won’t know what hit him.