Wednesday, March 22, 2023

It’s Been 25 Years Since Bill Clinton Said He ‘Didn’t Inhale’ Marijuana

This is hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since Bill Clinton tested the credulity of Americans by boldly claiming that he “didn’t inhale” when he tried marijuana during the 1960s.

Clinton made the absurd-sounding claim as he was campaigning for president in 1992.

“When I was in England,” he said when asked if he’d ever violated international law, “I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and I didn’t try it again.”

We’re sure, Bill.

Four yeas ago, Clinton was able to make light of the now infamous quote. “Like many things in the press, that whole thing has been totally twisted,” he said in 2013. “I didn’t say I was holier than thou, I said I tried. I never denied that I used marijuana,” Clinton said. “I told the truth. I thought it was funny. And the only journalist who was there said I told the truth.”

Perhaps learning his lesson from Bill, “Choom Gang” member Barack Obama was a bit more candid when asked a similar question during his first presidential campaign. “When I was a kid, I inhaled frequently,” he said. “That was the point.”

[h/t Houston Chronicle]

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