What a difference a decade makes. I was just thinking about this the other day. When George W. Bush was running for president way back in the beginning of the century, the msm were all over the possibility that GWB had partaken of some illegal substance -- marijuana, cocaine or some such.
Al Franken even tried to trick him into admitting it by asking if it was true that he was once a coke dealer. Franken expected him to say "no," at which point he would follow up with, "If you'll answer that one, why won't you tell us whether you actually used drugs?" GWB was a step ahead of him and declined to answer the first one.
So now we learn that Obama was a stoner. Click A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama for details plus a guide to his smoking crew's vernacular. Cheech and Chong would beam with pride.
Actually, it wasn't really the decade that made a difference, it was the political party. There are two standards, you know. As Jim Treacher observed:
It’s just funny that the same people who are scrambling to defend him were, shall we say, somewhat less accepting of Bush’s youthful indiscretions.
Yo 'bama, don't bogart that joint my friend.