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Jeb Bush Isn't The Only Politician Who Admits To Smoking Pot

Jeb Bush Isn't The Only Politician Who Admits To Smoking Pot

Originally published on Slant.

Last night's GOP debate wasn't short on half-baked ideas. A relative snoozer, the event featured the (not that) stunning admission that Jeb Bush, Republican candidate for President, former Governor of Florida, and purveyor of guacamole bowls had, in fact, smoked pot. 

Future President Jeb Kush?

Future President Jeb Kush?

"Forty years ago, I smoked marijuana and I admit it," Bush said. "I’m sure that other people might have done it and may not want to say it in front of 25 million people. My mom’s not happy that I just did."

Someone's got a case of the giggles.

Someone's got a case of the giggles.

Of course, Jeb is far from the first politician to admit to sparkin' up a little ganj.

Grab some Clear Eyes and tear open that Family Size bag of Funyuns as we take a closer look at which of your favorite pols were, or are, puffing the magic dragon.

Spoiler alert: a lot of people.

Spoiler alert: a lot of people.

Rand Paul

Putting the "L" in libertarian.

Putting the "L" in libertarian.

To start, Rand Paul lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which sounds kind of like the name of a Colorado dispensary. Paul was responsible for prompting the Jeb confession, when he called the former Governor a hypocrite for his stance on legalizing marijuana. Rand wants more lenient policies on marijuana to help the sick and fix the criminal justice.

Munchie of choice: Freedom fries

Al Gore

Seconds before inventing the internet.

Seconds before inventing the internet.

ManBearPig used to smoke pot on the reg in college. According to his friend John Warnecke, "We'd get stoned and talk about what we would do if we were president." Politicians...they're just like us!

Munchie of choiceSuper cereal

Arnold Schwarzenegger 

It's not just natural-born Americans: Donald Trump's Apprentice host successor and the former Governator loved smokin' some grass.

Munchie of choice: Strudel

Bill Clinton

He's freaaakin' out, maaaan.

He's freaaakin' out, maaaan.

When Bill Clinton admitted that, yes, he had smoked weed, but that he "did not inhale," everyone believed him. Oh wait. Nobody believed him.

Munchie of choiceMcDonalds Quarter Pounder

Sarah Palin

Raise the roof, Sarah.

Raise the roof, Sarah.

“If somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems that we have in society," said Palin. It's perhaps the most logical thing she's ever said.

Munchie of choiceMoose stew

Barack Obama

A young Barry O samples some quality herb.

A young Barry O samples some quality herb.

Two things are for sure: 1) young Barry Obama could pull off a fedora and 2) he smoked weed.

Munchie of choice: Chicago deep dish pizza

George W. Bush

Baked.

Baked.

In privately taped conversations with his father's former advisor, Doug Wead, W. confided that, “I wouldn’t answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.” You read that correctly: his dad's advisor's last name is Wead.

Munchie of choice: Texas toast

Cover photo illustration by Daniel Johnson-Kim

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