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Rick Santorum: ‘I smoked pot’ as a college student

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

It cost Douglas Ginsburg a seat on the Supreme Court in the 1980s. But in 2011, the use of marijuana is not frowned upon like it once was.

Case in point: Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a candidate for president of the United States, hasn’t had his longshot candidacy completely erased by an on-air pot confession.

In an appearance on Wednesday’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on CNN, Santorum admitted that he smoked marijuana as a student in college.

“Well, yeah, I admitted you know, back when I was running for the Senate, that when I was in college that I smoked pot and that was something that I did when I was in college,” Santorum said. “It was something that I’m not proud of, but I did. And said it was something that I wish I hadn’t done. But I did and I admitted it. I would encourage people not to do so. It was not all it’s made up to be.”

And Santorum said that summed up all the illegal activity he has engaged in.

“I know you’re a Catholic so I’m not in the confessional,” he said. “So I would just say at that point as far as illegal activity, I think that sort of covers it.”

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  • egendloff

    Something tells me that Santorum didn’t experiment with gay sex in college.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Granny-Rob-Robinson/100001281260310 Granny Rob Robinson

    Geez, I lived and played in Woodstock NY, and in my 70 years, I never once fell into drug trap.  I’m beginning to think I may belong to a very elite group of intelligent humans!

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  • Heyharv

    why did the liberal press continue to pursue bush 2 rumors about cocaine use, saying that cocaine use would ‘disqualify’ one for the presidency, whereas when obama bragged about cocaine use in his ghost written novel it was a non issue.
    i refuse to inhale the R and D propaganda along with the liberal press liars.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/NMLA3IP3VOTEFE56MLBFBKO2GY The Kingfish

    He’s still smoking the wacky weed if he think Iran poses a serious military threat to the United States.

  • coyote

    I ONLY KNOW RICK FROM HIS TIME IN CONGRESS – HE IS A MINOR PLAYER ON THE PRESIDENTIAL STAGE AND SOME OF HIS COMMENTS ARE MAKING HIM LOOK EVEN SMALLER – HE IS IN A GOOD POSITION THOUGH TO UNSEAT A DEMOCRAT IN THE PENNSYLVANIA SENATE RACE – WHERE HE SITS IN THE POLLS THE GREATEST SERVICE HE CAN DO FOR HIS COUNTRY IS TO HELP TAKE BACK THE SENATE – IF WE ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE A REPUBLICAN IN THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT NEXT YEAR – HE WILL NEED ALOT OF HELP UNWINDING OBAMAS POLICIES THAT HAVE BEEN TEARING APPART THE ECONOMY – HE HAS A REAL CHANCE OF WINNING THAT SEAT AND THE PEOPLE OF HIS HOME STATE REALLY NEED HIM TO DO JUST THAT