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The McCain drug story

Raw Story: Whistleblower breaks 15-year silence to allege McCain hid wife’s drug abuse
Open Left: Did McCain Tamper with the Drug Enforcement Agency to Protect His Career?
There’s video of the whistle-blower, some revelations, and some conjecture. There’s also some potential controversy in the fact that apparently the Washington Post had a story on this and pulled it.
Now the fact that Cindy McCain had a drug problem should be of no concern to me or anyone else but her family and her doctor. Nor should the drug use of anyone else.
However, if Senator McCain interfered with the DEA, or called in a favor, then that’s a potential concern (or if political persuasion was used in other aspects of the case).
On one side, don’t forget… this is the political silly season. Anything can and will happen, and it’s reasonable (and smart) to be suspicious of any controversy that surfaces now.
On the other hand, the idea of a politician using political connections to give his/her own family better drug war treatment than the rest of us is so common as to be almost unremarkable.

[Thanks, Tom]

Update: Full Washington Post story now up.

[Thanks, Cannabis]

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