Mitch Daniels Discusses His Drug Related Arrest

Bookmark and Share Back in 1970, a young , college kid named Mitch Daniels was arrested for possession of marijuana and following a plea bargain, was fined $350.00 for disorderly conduct.

The incident has been no secret. In fact in the interview below this account Daniels states that he admitted the incident when he applied for his first job. According to Daniels as it turns outt he believes it was the best thing he ever did because had he not been honest about it, he would never have gotten that job. It would be safe to also add that his career may have then taken a much different path had he not gotten that job.

This episode in Daniels’ life comes up now because he recently volunteered it in an interview with his the Daily Princetonian the university newspaper of his alma mater Princeton.

It also probably comes because if one wishes to run President it is best to turn what could be problematic, in to water under the bridge and the only way for Mitch to do that is to let it pass now rather than later. If Mitch Daniels was not open and honest about such a past transgression, he probably would have never been elected Governor. But as it turns out he was honest and he was elected Governor. The question now is can he become President?

But before we can answer that we must ask is he even running?

Given his willingness to discuss his past disorderly conduct charge at this point in time, leads me to think that he will run. Or at the very least is actually giving ittruly seriousconsideration.

If he does run I am sure the issue will still come up though. And when it does will it be held against Mitch Daniels? Well, drug use wasnt held against Bill Clinton and it was not held against our current President so why should it be held against Daniels?

It shouldnt. The only difference between Daniels experience and our other Presidents is that he was caught. But like the others he was honest about it. Not doing so would have been the scandal.

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