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Did the Young Bush Have Fun? 
Posted by CN Staff on September 15, 2004 at 14:19:27 PT
By Lee Aitken
Source: Los Angeles Times 
Like a cloud of pot smoke, allegations of past drug use have hung over George W. Bush for years. In Kitty Kelley's new book on the Bush family, they are even extended to the saintly Laura, who is reported to have sold a few dime bags in her college days. Odds are there is some fire where there is so much smoke, yet the issue has never gotten any traction with voters, and I think I know why.
Anyone old enough to have misbehaved in the 1960s and '70s is also old enough to remember that President Nixon went to China in 1972. The conventional wisdom about that trip was that only a Republican who had trained under Sen. Joe McCarthy could make such a historic gesture without being branded as "soft on communism." A similar analysis, I fear, applies to recreational drug use. Only a Republican with a headlock on the religious right could admit what people already know: that most college-educated baby boomers tried drugs and maybe even enjoyed them. George W. has not confessed this in so many words. But no less a paragon of family values than Barbara Bush told an interviewer in 1999: "Do I think he had a lot of fun at college? You betcha he did. You should work very hard at everything you do, but you also ought to have fun in life. He had a lot of fun, I imagine." (And if Barbara has any trouble imagining exactly what went on in Yale fraternities in the '60s, I'm sure many people would be glad to enlighten her.)Snipped:Complete Article: http://www.freedomtoexhale.com/fun.htmSource: Los Angeles Times (CA)Author: Lee AitkenPublished: September 15, 2004Copyright: 2004 Los Angeles TimesContact: letters latimes.comWebsite: http://www.latimes.com/Related Articles:Bush Once Snorted Cocaine at Camp Davidhttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread19451.shtml Marijuana Taints Presidential Bids http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread18379.shtml
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Comment #19 posted by Hope on September 15, 2004 at 23:36:10 PT
Mrs. Bush selling dime bags
In those days in Texas it was an ounce...for regular people for good pot...or bad pot.One ounce or a "lid" for ten dollars. There was usually a bit more than an ounce in each lid...dime bag...ounce...than an exact ounce...we called the extra...girlfriend pot...or just friend pot.I doubt the story, myself. The penalties were harsh and the contacts were occasionally rough characters. I can see Mrs. Bush buying dime bags...and I can see her sharing or getting some for someone...that is called "dealing" by some...but I can't see her breaking up larger amounts and bagging it to sell from her home or dorm room. I know I could be wrong...but I think it's an exaggeration of some sort for some reason. 
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Comment #18 posted by E_Johnson on September 15, 2004 at 22:10:50 PT
Good old Prince Albert
They haven't let him out of that can yet?
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Comment #17 posted by siege on September 15, 2004 at 20:25:16 PT
   pot
4-finger bags! about $20.
a Prince Albert can of African Black was $250.
in cal.
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Comment #16 posted by ekim on September 15, 2004 at 20:16:09 PT
Lou Dobbs
Lou Dobbs has Kitty Kelley on his show should be 11:40 or so/ Lou says he is more concerned about the way W has banned all of his dads and his past records in office from public viewdid any one see Souder on C=span calling for passage of his bill in the Transportation Bill. He was talken about the new DEA exhibit and how any one that has lost a loved one please bring a fhoto he never mentioned Alcohol but did Marijuana three times. Three hundred Million for more training for LEOs in model states for driving while drugged. No mention of perscribed ones.
http://www.leap.cc/events
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Comment #15 posted by Jose Melendez on September 15, 2004 at 19:39:22 PT
yes, and yes
Ron, I agree completely, amnesty should go both ways, with full disclosure. And Patrick, I also remember four finger bags, but for some reason, cannot remember how much they cost! (grin)Wage peace, friends.http://votejose.org
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on September 15, 2004 at 19:36:20 PT
Patrick
Good to see you. That brings back memories.
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Comment #13 posted by Patrick on September 15, 2004 at 19:18:24 PT
Dime Bags?
I recall a time when they were also 4-finger bags!
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Comment #12 posted by FoM on September 15, 2004 at 18:58:49 PT
Dave in Florida 
Back around that same time a Lid ( ounce ) was $25.
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Comment #11 posted by Dave in Florida on September 15, 2004 at 18:53:56 PT
How much are dime bags, anyway? $10?
They were in 1971! about a 1/2 oz
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Comment #10 posted by ron on September 15, 2004 at 18:39:51 PT
mayan
Is their anything the smirk has ever done that hasn't tarnished his image?If his wife and kids like him, that's a plus - but I can't think of anything else exemplary in his life of arrogant privilege.I'd like to hear recollections of his elementary school classmates. 
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on September 15, 2004 at 18:33:45 PT
mayan
We watched this documentary last night. It was an eye opener.Uncovered - The Whole Truth About the Iraq War http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001IXT36/ref=bxgy_cc_text_b/102-8029459-5102523?v=glance&s=dvd&st=*
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Comment #8 posted by mayan on September 15, 2004 at 18:21:19 PT
TREASON & MURDER
This is small potatoes compared to 9/11 complicity and the pre-emptive strike on Iraq. There you have treason and murder. Anything that can tarnish the moron's image is good though!The way out is the way in...Ex-Feds Blast 9/11 Panel and Bush:
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0436/mondo3.phpThe Great Conspiracy:
http://www.greatconspiracy.ca/9/11 Truth Radio:
http://www.911truthradio.com/Advance Praise for "Crossing the Rubicon" by Michael Ruppert
http://www.911citizenswatch.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=403&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0Join the 9/11 Truth House Party / Teach-In Campaign!
http://www.septembereleventh.org/alerts/teachin.php
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Comment #7 posted by ron on September 15, 2004 at 17:30:50 PT
Jose
The South African Truth and Reconciliation Hearings are the model for amnesty. Full and frank disclosure of apartheid crimes was accepted as a condition of forgiveness.Fifteen million US citizens have been tarred by this shameful persecution. All their arrest records for this consensual crime should be destroyed.The Bush family has expunged much of their sordid past - from the number of times W has been arrested back to grandpa Samuel's sordid First World War dealings.The amnesty should be for victims too, not just the persecutors.
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Comment #6 posted by Jose Melendez on September 15, 2004 at 16:44:24 PT
duh, I get it now
Re-reading, I understand what you are saying now. Yes, if we were "at war" with drugs, and the son of the commander in chief was doing drugs, that technically might be treason, because he would have been providing aid and comfort to the enemy. from: http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.articleiii.htmlSection 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. I say offer all drug warriors amnesty and force them to cease and desist in their war against Americans.
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Comment #5 posted by Jose Melendez on September 15, 2004 at 16:36:25 PT
huh?
I can see how war on US is treason, but drugs at Camp David would seem to be at worst a lapse in judgment, no? Now if Laura Bush was dealing dime bags and yet supports the drug war, that would be the ultimate hypocrisy, in my opinion.How much are dime bags, anyway? $10?
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Comment #4 posted by E_Johnson on September 15, 2004 at 16:12:08 PT
Why it matters
We're supposed to be "at war" with drugs, and the Bush team cries "No Surrender!"So if he did drugs at Camp David, he technically committed treason.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on September 15, 2004 at 15:56:01 PT
Off Topic
I've been checking out Hurricane Ivan on the weather channel and if we have any CNews readers from the areas that are going to be hit hard please be safe. They are mentioning 30 to 40 waves as a possibility. The news channels aren't covering it as completely as they did Frances and I'm not sure why.
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Comment #2 posted by Jose Melendez on September 15, 2004 at 14:30:11 PT
Fortunate Son
The World's Shortest Blog:Just One Question... "How many times have you been arrested, Mr. President?" **$2171.35 Bounty to the first person to ask George W. Bush this question in a public forum.http://onesimplequestion.blogspot.com/ see also: http://www.bushisms.com/ArrestRecord.htmland, from: http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40449 The Democratic National Committee released a new video today that implies President Bush has lied about his National Guard duty and therefore is not a trustworthy leader. The video, entitled "Fortunate Son," begins with footage of troops in Vietnam, saying some people "chose war, others chose different paths"  an obvious reference to John Kerry's service in Southeast Asia. Next the three-minute ad suggests Bush "pulled strings" to get into the Guard, thus avoiding Vietnam service. http://www.democrats.org/fortunateson/index.html 
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on September 15, 2004 at 14:20:41 PT
Interesting Article
I was wondering if anyone would bring this subject up. I'm glad the writer did.
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