And so it begins. Hold your hats, the clown car rodeo has just left the station.
The Boston Globe reported that Jeb was a pot smoking party animal and a bully in college so Rand Paul jumped on that information and immediately slammed him.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Jeb Bush of hypocrisy after The Boston Globe reported the former Florida governor was a heavy marijuana smoker while at an elite prep school.
Bush opposed a Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative last year even though he partook liberally of the herb while in high school.
“You would think he’d have a little more understanding then,” Paul told The Hill while en route to a political event in Texas.
“He was even opposed to medical marijuana,” Paul said of Bush, a potential rival in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. “This is a guy who now admits he smoked marijuana but he wants to put people in jail who do.
“I think that’s the real hypocrisy, is that people on our side, which include a lot of people who made mistakes growing up, admit their mistakes but now still want to put people in jail for that,” he said.
“Had he been caught at Andover, he’d have never been governor, he’d probably never have a chance to run for the presidency,” he added.
Bush told The Globe in a recent interview about his four years at Phillips Academy in Andover, one of the nation’s most prestigious prep schools, “I drank and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover,” explaining the behavior was “pretty common.”
What's funny is that Rand Paul wouldn't admit if he smoked the wacky weed himself.
"Let's just say I wasn't a choir boy when I was in college and that I can recognize that kids make mistakes," Paul said when asked about his previous marijuana use during an interview with Louisville WHAS11 published Monday. "And I can say I made mistakes when I was a kid."
Times have changed fellas. Most baby boomers not only tried weed, but they smoked it on a regular basis during the 60's,70's and 80's so stop making fools of yourselves.
This is going to be fun starting right now as the GOP candidates get lined up for 2016.