Gore Denies Marijuana Charge

Gore Denies Marijuana Charge
Posted by FoM on January 24, 2000 at 14:42:14 PT
By The Associated Press
Source: New York Times
Al Gore denied on Monday that he had smoked marijuana regularly, even daily, with a Tennessee friend as late as 1976 as the man now contends. The question came up when a reporter said to Gore at a diner: ``It's been reported that after you came back from Vietnam you were smoking on a daily basis.'' 
Gore responded, ``No. When I came back from Vietnam, yes, but not to that extent. ... This is something I dealt with a long time ago. It's old news.'' Gore said in 1987, during the 1988 presidential campaign, that he had used marijuana on infrequent occasions, the last time about 1972. The Tennessee man, John Warnecke, was quoted by the online magazine Salon. He said he had covered up for Gore in the past but wanted to set the record straight. He still plans to vote for Gore, he said. DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP)Published: January 24, 2000Copyright 2000 The New York Times Company Related Articles & Web Site:DRCNet In His Eyes - 1/22/2000 Pot Tale Gives Mag Cold Feet - 1/22/2000 Gore Go One Toke Over the Line at Law School?-1/21/2000 Dishonest Policy - 1/21/99 Bio Alleges Gore Used Marijuana For Years - 1/20/2000 
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Comment #2 posted by Ally on January 24, 2000 at 18:02:17 PT
Al and POT
Agreed with above poster..set them FREE!!
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Comment #1 posted by kaptinemo on January 24, 2000 at 16:20:01 PT
Gore & Bush or is it GorBush?
I can't tell. Is there any difference? One avoids in a very smarmy way the questions that define his character. Another dissembles and says that this 'happened a long time ago', and is of no matter.While nearly 1 million people languish in prison for doing what they did...and had the misfortune not to be born to powerful families who can bend the rules they make for others.Typical American politics: the scum always rises to the top.
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