Indiana voters are learning a few interesting details about the formative years of the guy who used to run the Office of Management and Budget for Bush, and is now running for governor:
Democrats from the Statehouse and City-County Council say Mitch Daniels needs to release all information concerning a State Police drug raid in 1970....
In the past Daniels has acknowledged his consumption of marijuana while a student at Princeton University led to an arrest, two nights in jail and a $350 fine....
Eyewitness News learned the police raid happened May 14, 1970 in Cuyler Hall room 111, a two-bedroom suite where Daniels was staying with two friends.
Newspaper accounts reported that in addition to marijuana, an undercover officer bought other drugs, including LSD, during numerous visits to the room over about a three-month period. Another officer later testified he found enough marijuana there to fill two size-12 shoe boxes.
Five months later, a grand jury indicted Daniels on two counts, marijuana possession and maintaining a nuisance. The nuisance was maintaining a room for the illegal keeping and selling of narcotic drugs.
Eventually the prosecutor agreed to drop those charges and Daniels' pled guilty to a disorderly persons charge....
Heh heh heh.
OK, it was 34 years ago. So posting this is a cheap shot, right? Very well -- it's a cheap shot.
Back in the Clinton years, Gary Aldrich, in his #1 bestseller Unlimited Access, claimed the Clinton White House staff was lousy with druggies; the story never caught the public's imagination, but it sure wasn't for lack of trying on the part of the conservatives.
So shed no tears for Mitch Daniels.