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Senators Jackie Speier and Jeff Denham have gone all Gargamel on would-be
meth makers. The two senators have introduced legislation to make “smurfing”
illegal. But being six inches tall and blue and living in mushrooms still
will be legal if SB 1299 becomes law. “Smurfing,” as it turns out, is the
slang term for “going from store to store to purchase ingredients needed to
make meth in order to sell them to drug manufacturers,” according to a
release from the bipartisan dynamic duo. Of course, we probably didn’t have
to tell that to Sen. Chuck Poochigian. Not only is Pooch the ranking
Republican on the Senate Public Safety committee and the party’s presumptive
attorney-general nominee, but he’s also boning-up on his slang. Poochigian
has a box of slang postcards on the desk of his Capitol office, purchased
for him by his staff, who, jokingly we think, say they’re working with the
senator in advance of his campaign for attorney general this fall. When we
asked about the cards, Poochigian first wanted to know why we were all up in
his biznezz, but also wanted to clarify that he ain’t no tater-hater and
that he’s confident he’ll have plenty of scrilla to compete against his
Democrat opponent in the fall


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