Monday, September 06, 2004

Here Comes "Scandal"

Democrat "strategist" Susan Estrich -- infamous for her success as Michael Dukakis's campaign manager in 1988 -- has called for an all out sleaze attack on Bush. So here's Kitty Kelly, via, with the first salvo in the Democrats' last-ditch effort to find some mud that will stick to Bush:

Sep 6 2004

And wife Laura liked dope, says book

By Emma Pryer

GEORGE W Bush snorted cocaine at Camp David, a new book claims.

His wife Laura also allegedly tried cannabis in her youth.

Author Kitty Kelley says in her biography, The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, that the US President first used coke at university in the mid-1960s.

She quotes his former sister-in-law Sharon Bush who claims: "Bush did coke at Camp David when his father was President, and not just once either."...

Other acquaintances allege that as a 26-year-old National Guard, Bush "liked to sneak out back for a joint or into the bathroom for a line of cocaine".
Even if it's true -- which seems doubtful, given the source -- it's hardly relevant in the way that Kerry's voting record on defense and foreign policy is relevant. And since when have Democrats been against a bit of snorting and toking?