Saturday, July 24, 2004

Smoke gets in your election campaign

"Scandal: Latham admits smoking pot". From the way this was just reported on the evening news, I wouldn't be surprised to see it getting blown right out of proportion. The Seven reporter said something like, "[Latham] talks about values and reading to kids, but has admitted to taking illicit drugs!" and went on to explain that "his position is different from Clinton's because Latham did the drawback". ("The drawback"? Geez, television sets may be square but do the reporters have to be?)
So Latham once smoked pot and inhaled. Newsflash! The Prime Minister probably enjoys a beer. Meaning he drinks a drug! Shock, horror!!

I agree with John Quiggin.