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Monday, February 21, 2005

It’s Me Against The World

There seems to be a minor firestorm about some recordings of President Bush that were secretly taped by a friend in which he “alludes to the fact that he may have used marijuana.”

Kid Various read this whole article and he can not find one thing that puts the President in a bad light. Here’s what the President was recorded saying about his marijuana use.

He refused to answer reporters' questions about his past behavior, he said, even though it might cost him the election. Defending his approach, Mr. Bush said: "I wouldn't answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don't want some little kid doing what I tried."

He mocked Vice President Al Gore for acknowledging marijuana use. "Baby boomers have got to grow up and say, yeah, I may have done drugs, but instead of admitting it, say to kids, don't do them," he said.

The Kid may be trippin’, but overall that sounds like a reasonable and responsible course of action on the President’s part. Friends of the Kid know that he favors legalization of all drugs, but if you feel that your past drug use is wrong (it certainly is illegal regardless) trying not hold yourself up as a role model in that case just seems common sense. And Bush’s response is hardly “mocking” Al Gore. It just seems to the Kid that it’s the response of someone who’s grown up and left his dissolute youth behind rather than of someone who holds that time period in his life to be some sort of golden age.

In the drama of modern Presidents who here is King Henry and who is Falstaff?

Kid Various doesn’t personally give a rat’s ass whether Bush smoked marijuana, or was a drunk, or snorted cocaine or had 3 DUI’s. What seems to be important is that the President sobered up, decided he wanted to change his life and became a responsible adult (unlike, so far, Kid Various – but he’s not running for anything.)

All in all these tapes are very flattering to the President. But of course the MSM tries to play it like it’s some sordid revelation. A sordid revelation to say you’re not going to bash gays? Give us a break!

You know it really does give credence to Bush’s phrase “It’s me against the world.”

Just like us here at The Idiom. The whole world’s against us dudes.

Let’s kick some ass.


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