Yesterday’s news of perennial presidential loser, Mitt Romney, and his decision to not lose a third presidential election (we blame spotty Mittbot 3.0 technology) may have given Jeb Bush and Chris Christie a big boner (sorry for the visuals), but it looks like Jeb got his first dosage of dirty skeletons.
Even though the man is a Bush and therefore has more skeletons in his closet than Hannibal Lector, and although being associated with the Bush name is a far more devastating and damaging scandal, it seems good old Jeb was once a big bullying stoner.
And here we thought Chris Christie had the bullying vote all tied up.
It’s already widely known that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush smoked pot while he was in high school. Hell, his brother did more coke than Steve Rubel at Studio 54. Of course Koch is now the drug of choice amongst campaigning Republicans. Regarding Jeb’s fondness for the magic bus weed, a new profile of the inevitable 2016 presidential candidate speaks a little bit further on his pot use.
Peter Tibbetts, a former classmate of Jeb’s at the prestigious Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, claims he used to get high with Jeb in the woods a lot. He later told The Boston Globe that he also smoked hashish with the future governor while the two of them listened to the song “Magic Carpet Ride.”
“The first time I really got stoned was in Jeb’s room,” Tibbetts told the Globe. “He had a portable stereo with removable speakers. He put on Steppenwolf for me.”
“I drank alcohol and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover,” Bush told the Globe. “It was pretty common.” (The Hill)
Firstly, I totally see George Bush being a Steppenwolf fan before Jeb. For my part, Jeb seems more like a guy who forces you to listen to the cowbell from Blue Oyster Cult. Secondly, I always love it when we find out that these uber-conservative Republicans used to smoke a ton of pot, yet oppose legalization measures in their adult political lives as Jeb does.
The Boston Globe feature is a part of a lengthy profile of Jeb Bush. In fact, the article also includes stories from students saying Bush was something of a bully. And before you ask, he didn’t shave some poor gay kid’s hair like Mitt Romney allegedly did.
From the Hill:
Tibbetts told the Globe that he had helped Bush sew pajama pants belonging to a smaller boy shut so that the boy could not wear them. Jeb Bush later recanted by saying “I don’t believe that is true. It was 44 years ago and it is not possible for me to remember.”
Tying a kid’s jammies together? That’s actually kind of lame. These are Bushes for fu*k’s sake! I was expecting to read about how he enlisted one of his CIA dad’s minions to have the boy rectal fed or something. Surely we can expect to read more lovely things about Jeb upon his 2016 announcement. In the mean time, go get high to Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride” and sew your friends’ jammies together.