New York Times Bestselling Author, Roger Stone, an American political consultant noted for his use of opposition research, is reporting an allegation that Jeb Bush was not only a marijuana smoker at Harvard, he was also a dealer!
It is also being alleged that the reason he got away with it was because he ratted out his partner to the school authorities.
The allegations come from former Congressman John LeBoutillier, (R) NY, who is also the co-host of Fox News Channel’s POLITICAL INSIDERS.
LeBoutillier writes: “In 2006 at my 30th Harvard Reunion, during a casual conversation one evening, a classmate told me about his years at Andover. Out of the blue he told me this story:”
“Jeb Bush and one other fellow student back then ran an illegal drug and liquor distributorship on the Andover campus.
When the heat started coming down, Bush ratted out the partner to the school authorities and saved his own skin.
Jeb got away with it, was never caught, never punished, graduated unscathed and went on to the University of Texas at Austin.”
LeBoutillier goes on to say that, “In 2012 at another Harvard event, this same Andover alumnus brought over another one of his Andover classmates – and one of our Harvard ’76 classmates and a staunch Republican – to speak to me about the Jeb Bush matter. This second alumnus confirmed the story.”
LeBoutillier also mentions that outside the Andover community, no one seems to know the story and the media did not dig it up throughout 3 gubernatorial campaigns.
Now while these are only allegations, it is definitely something that needs to be addressed by Jeb and his campaign. The American public needs to be fully aware of ALL character issues when choosing the leader of the free world.
If these allegations are nonsense, that should be pretty easy to verify.
If they are true, then the candidate Bush, who has been very firm on continuing the war on drugs, supports a lot of Federal money on that drug war, and supports tough sentences for nonviolent drug offenses has some ‘splainin’ to do.
Once called the “presumptive nominee,” Jeb has had an incredibly rough time getting his campaign off the ground.
For a good part of the year, his poll numbers were anemic.
As of today, according to the latest Fox News poll, he is in 6th place, behind Trump, Carson, Fiorina, Rubio and Cruz.
Many voters, even those that like Jeb, just do not want to go down the road of a third Bush term.
Many conservatives do not trust him to be on the side of limited government.
How those concerns translate into the general election could cause a Bush general election candidacy some real problems, making it a very tight race, possibly handing the Democrats another win.
So now is the time to get this out and vetted. Allegations like this during the general election could be profound, even if not true. This needs to be dealt with now during the primary season.
As we learned with Nixon. It is not always the action at hand, it is the cover up. A simple, “Yes, I did that and it was stupid.“could take this down to the level of Bill Clinton’s, “I did not inhale.” A simple “That is outrageous, of course not.” could make this go away, if proven that it did not happen.
But to let it fester until the general election, when the left will gladly use it against Jeb, could be catastrophic. Even if proven untrue at that point, it could have far reaching ramifications for the opportunity to put a Republican in the White House…if Jeb Bush happens to be the nominee.
See Jeb’s response to his marijuana smoking days at Harvard during the recent CNN debate.