What the heck happened in Oregon? They voted Kerry and democrats for other races, but voted against same-sex marriage and medical marijuana?

And Alaska! They turned down expansion of the current laws regarding marijuana. Granted, they currently have decriminalization for possession of ‘small’ amounts (up to four ounces), but setting up real legalization/taxation would be a way forward out of our bipartisan prohibition of this *relatively* innocuous drug (relative to alcohol, that is).