I'm looking forward to the day when presidential candidates answer questions about their misspent youth by saying things like "Oh, I dropped acid twice, kinda freaked me out; did some coke with Harry Nilsson at the Troubador a few times; had a couple of minor pothead phases, but that's about it." Then, maybe it won't be long before A) consensus builds for rolling back the shameful Drug War, and B) people stop asking these questions. In the meantime, here's Democrat flavor of the month Howard Dean, being grilled by U.S. News & World Report:
You were at Yale from 1967 to '71. What were you like?
I had long hair. My drug of choice was beer. I didn't generally engage in an excessive lifestyle. I mean, you know, I dabbled in a little of this and a little of that. We did some heavy-duty partying, but I didn't do anything outrageous.
Did you ever break the law?
I'm not going to answer that.
Were you ever arrested for drunk driving?
No. Never arrested for anything.
Via The Corner.