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Prez and Rudy Deny Using Coke!
Posted by FoM on August 25, 1999 at 11:31:17 PT
By Deborah Orin & Tom Topousis
Source: New York Post
The White House yesterday said President Clinton has never used cocaine and that denial is "both authorized and accurate" - even though Clinton has never personally an-swered the question. 
And at City Hall, Mayor Giuliani said he has never smoked marijuana nor used cocaine - but defended the right of politicians to refuse to say whether they've used illegal drugs in the past. The cocaine question has flared since Republican 2000 front-runner George W. Bush was hit for days with queries on whether he did coke. He says has not used it in the last 25 years, but won't say whether he used it before 1974. Ex-Clinton girlfriend Gennifer Flowers last week told Fox News Channel that Clinton smoked marijuana in front of her when he was Arkansas governor and told her he used coke and could get it for her. In 1992, Clinton hedged on marijuana use before finally saying he tried it while at school in England but "didn't inhale." If Flowers is telling the truth, Clinton lied when he denied ever smoking pot in the United States. Clinton scandal spokesman Jim Kennedy said Clinton has never used cocaine but didn't directly answer Flowers' charges on marijuana, saying only that Clinton has addressed the pot issue in the past. Kennedy acknowledged he hadn't spoken directly to Clinton about cocaine, but said his denial of Flowers' cocaine charges was "authorized and accurate" though he wouldn't say how. Giuliani addressed the drug topic during a City Hall press conference, saying: "I never used marijuana, I've never used cocaine and I've answered that before, and I regret actually having answered it. "It's really none of your business if I did or I didn't, but there were extenuating circumstances for why I didn't because from the time I was very young, I was an assistant U.S. attorney and stuff like that," he said, explaining his own choices against drug use. "I respect the decisions that Gov. Bush has made about his own privacy," said Giuliani, who has all but formally endorsed Bush. The mayor, who noted he prosecuted many drug cases, blasted reporters for even asking about the issue. "I think this is voyeurism, not a legitimate pursuit of issues that have anything to do with anything other than hounding people who are in public office," Giuliani said.Pubdate: August 25, 1999Clinton Takes a Stand on Cocaine, He Never Used It-8/24/99http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread2599.shtml
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Comment #4 posted by Ron Bennett (UserInfo) on August 26, 1999 at 13:27:49 PT:
Clinton and Cocaine
FoM- Anything is possible, but I just don't think Clinton used Cocaine - it's just a gut feeling - on the same token I'm quite certain that George W. Bush has.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on August 25, 1999 at 17:31:10 PT:
Oh Dear! What To Believe!
Hi Ron,Are you kidding? It's hard to tell when someone is typing how they feel! His brother said he had a nose like a hoover and Jennifer Flowers said she could always tell when Bill had done some coke because his head itched! LOL! Oh dear what to believe!Peace, FoM!
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Comment #2 posted by Ron Bennett (UserInfo) on August 25, 1999 at 15:56:04 PT:
I didn't Snort
First off I believe that Clinton is telling the truth in that he never used cocaine. With that said, if Clinton had I'm sure he'd made a comment like "I didn't snort" :-;
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on August 25, 1999 at 11:40:15 PT:
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The Philadelphia Daily NewsAugust 25, 1999http://www.philly.com/Giuliani To Media: Lay Off Polls About Dope Use! Associated PressNEW YORK Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Tuesday that he has never smoked marijuana nor used cocaine, but the former federal prosecutor defended the right of other politicians to refuse to say whether they've used illegal drugs in the past."I never used marijuana, I've never used cocaine and I've answered that before, and I regret actually having answered it," Giuliani said during a City Hall press conference. "It's really none of your business if I did or I didn't, but there were extenuating circumstances for why I didn't because from the time I was very young, I was an assistant U.S. attorney and stuff like that."But Giuliani said the leading Republican presidential contender, Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, was justified in refusing to disclose whether he has used drugs.Giuliani, who has endorsed Bush, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate next year.Bush has acknowledged that he once drank heavily and made "mistakes" in his youth. When pressed on the drug issue last week, Bush gave varying answers and finally said he had not used illegal drugs in the past 25 years. He would not elaborate.The mayor, who pointed out that he had prosecuted many drug cases, blasted the news media for even asking about the issue."I think this is voyeurism, not a legitimate pursuit of issues that have anything to do with anything other than hounding people who are in public office," Giuliani said.The White House said Tuesday that President Clinton has never used cocaine.  1998 Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. 
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