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Romney Launches Campaign Against Honesty

GottaLaff: Obama's admission that he inhaled marijuana as a youth has Romney all worked up.
This post, written by GottaLaff, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films

He's being honest. Swift boat him.
Earlier this week in New Hampshire Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke candidly about his past experimentation with drugs and alcohol in high school, and on Saturday--after a question on medicinal marijuana--Obama was prodded a bit further and asked whether or not he had ever inhaled.
"I did," the senator from Illinois said to light applause. "It's not something I'm proud of. It was a mistake as a young man."
The "mistake", according to Mitt Romney, includes Obama's public frankness. It could have--dun dun dunnn -- repercussions.
The question was a reference to a line made famous by former President Bill Clinton who, while admitting to trying marijuana, said he did not inhale.
"I never understood that line," Obama continued. "The point was to inhale. That was the point."

It certainly is was. Did I say "is"? Well, that depends on what the definition of "is" is. Don't ask, don't tell.

Here come the repercussions:
On the campaign trail on Saturday, GOP White House hopeful Mitt Romney said Obama's earlier comments set a bad example for young people.
Is Mitt against honesty? That's unAmerican! Support the troops! 9/11! Makin' progr-- oops. Sorry. I nearly got sucked into the Republican Black Hole of pseudo-patriotism.
On the issue of medicinal marijuana, Obama said that if the "best way to relieve pain and suffering is through medicinal marijuana," then it's something he's open to.
GottaLaff is a regular blogger for Cliff Schecter's Blog
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