Pot-Toking Hillary Bashes Obama For Toking Pot
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.
But, Hillary also has her own hazy pot past:
According to Edward Klein’s new book The Truth About Hillary, she smoked pot while a student at Wellesley with her boyfriend David Rupert, and met Bill Clinton at a commune called Cozy Beach that was affiliated with Ken Kesey’s Hog Farm. “During their remaining time at Yale, Bill and Hillary often grooved the night away at Cozy Beach, spinning the latest Jefferson Airplane platters and eating Kris Olson’s hashish brownies,” Klein wrote. During President Bill Clinton’s last week in office, he told Rolling Stone magazine he thought marijuana ought to be legalized. But in a Senate debate in Manhattan on Oct 8, 2000, Hillary took the middle road, advocating Drug Courts and weekly drug testing for those with an “addiction.”
The Obama camp responded that the Clintons were getting desperate.
Ace is distraught.
UPDATE: Hillary apologized to Obama that the latest attack blew up in her face today.
UPDATE 2: Billy Shaheen, Hillary’s campaign co-chairman in New Hampshire, stepped down today after the latest failed attack on Obama.