posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 09:37 AM
Everyone is young at some point in their life. Funny how you just pointed to American Presidents as if other national leaders have no faults.
Boys will be boys.
There have been mistresses living in the White House, your sense of history needs to go much further back. Alcohol abuse has only been a "problem"
for the last 25 years. Before then, it was actively encouraged. Having a mistress or two was a sign of success. Times were different and better in
Hard drugs only became available in the 50's and 60's. Natural drugs and concentrated natural drugs were available before then, such as
coc aine and morphine. No wide spread usage was in play with these drugs, except with limited segments of American society. National politics was
not part of that segment.
A person who hasn't done drugs, alcohol, sex, and rock n roll; would raise even more questions. This applies to women as well.
I wouldn't vote for a person who didn't have have a past involving the above because they are either lying, or a complete stick in the mud with no
sense of fun or adventure, which is needed, for a leader in later years of life.
An ongoing problem with drugs or alcohol would not be covered up regardless of thought process, because there are too many journalists looking for
dirt just like this. This was true with Eisenhower's mistress, Kennedy's womanizing and medical drug abuse for back pain, and LBJ's mistress, to a
more modern era as Bush's (the shrub) past with drugs and alcohol, to our latest and greatest with Mary Jane. This has been in just my lifetime.