Sen. Rand Paul: President Obama, George W. Bush Could Have ‘Conceivably Been Put in Jail for Drug Use’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and said that President Obama and former President George W. Bush could have “conceivably been put in jail” for using drugs.

Sen. Paul said: “Look, the last two presidents could have conceivably been put in jail for their drug use and I really think – look what would’ve happened, it would’ve ruined their lives. They got lucky. But a lot of poor kids, particularly in the inner city, don’t get lucky and they don’t have good attorneys and they go to jail for some of these things and I think it’s a big mistake.”

Um, I think he forgot former President Bill Clinton, but as host Chris Wallace said, “Actually, I think it would be the last three presidents, but who’s counting?”

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

Author: JANET SHAN

5 Comments

  1. I get RP’s point about good and bad luck, attorneys and knowing the “right” people.

  2. Rand Paul. What a nimrod.

  3. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that if young George W. Bush did get busted for drug possession, the chances of him spending time in jail would have been effectively zero. Attorneys and the “right” people would have made sure.

    Young Bill Clinton? He might have been able to avoid jail.

    Young Barry Obama? Probably not so much.

  4. cjjack got it right. Our drug laws target minorities, that’s statistically proven by arrest & incarceration rates. Where’s Rand Paul, supposed advocate for liberty & justice, on that issue?

  5. Barky, this is where RP is: ” “Look, the last two presidents could have conceivably been put in jail for their drug use and I really think – look what would’ve happened, it would’ve ruined their lives. They got lucky. But a lot of poor kids, particularly in the inner city, don’t get lucky and they don’t have good attorneys and they go to jail for some of these things and I think it’s a big mistake.”

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