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Dick Cheney on Drugs

Vice President of the United States; Former Republican Representative (WY)


Was twice convicted of drunk driving charges

Dick Cheney urged Republicans to not be distracted by the controversy surrounding Bush’s [drunk driving arrest]. Cheney was asked about Bush’s character, given the new revelation. “He’s been very forthright about it,” Cheney said. “He came out last night and made a statement about it.”

While in his twenties, Cheney was twice convicted of drunk driving. His campaign has refused to provide any further details of the incidents. An aide said, “This is a 10-year-old news item about a 40-year-old news item.”

Source: Mike Allen and Dan Balz, Washington Post, p. A1 Nov 4, 2000

Mandatory penalties to fight for a drug-free America