Billy Shaheen, the co-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign in New Hampshire, raised the issue of Sen. Barack Obama’s past admissions of drug use in discussing the relative electability of the Democrats seeking the presidential nomination today.
Drug use? Hello. Or should I say, goodbye?
Shaheen, a lawyer and influential state power broker, mentioned as an example Obama’s use of cocaine and marijuana as a young man, which Obama has been open about in his memoir and on the trail.
Sparked up a few spliffs, eh? Fired up a few rocks? You’re done, pal.
Shaheen said Obama’s candor on the subject would “open the door” to further questions. “It’ll be, ‘When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?'” Shaheen said.
Obama’s likely replies are, “this morning,” “of course,” and “sure!”
“There are so many openings for Republican dirty tricks. It’s hard to overcome.”
Republicans have nothing to do with this. It’s the long knives at the Hillary Clinton campaign. And nobody forced Obama to get blotto. He did it himself. It’s a question of judgement. It’s a question of morals. It’s a question of ethics. The answers will likely disturb the electorate.