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The Tally Ho

Monday, September 06, 2004

New Scandal

Okay, Drudge had a link to the Mirror article "Bush 'Took Cocaine at Camp David'". So apparently Bush started using coke in the mid 60s and Laura sipped a bit of weed. If Kitty Kelly's book "The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty" causes a stir my reaction will be, I don't care. The only reason why it would be a real issue is if he a) still does coke, and b) has vehemently denied using coke, especially at Camp David. To my knowledge he never said he didn't. But that isn't the point. The point is that I don't care what he did twenty years ago. I am tired of people using moral outrage to take the focus off issues, off our immediate lives and policies that impact our lives. So are we going to make it impossible for anyone to run for office if they have done a few lines of coke (or a lot), sipped a little weed, had many sexual partners, or popped a few pills at some time? We all have our preferences and have our own moral and ethical codes, but reasons for voting for or against Bush (or Kerry) should not be the allegations. They should be about his policy and real leadership of this country. The state of Iraq and Afghanistan, your rising health costs, your children's education, how you percieve our foreign policy, all that. So instead of reading Kitty Kelly, why not retiring Florida Senator Bob Graham's new book (written with Jeff Nussbaum) Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the Failure of America's War on Terror.

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