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William Jefferson Clinton He is the most powerful man in the world He is also our President However what do we really know about him With all the scandals and controversies surrounding this man and his family is it possible to ever really know the truth about him Perhaps the only way to do so is to examine the myths surrounding him many of them of Clintons own making and delve beneath the surfaceOne of the most well known scandals surrounding Bill Clinton is the marijuana issue During the 1992 election at a time when Clinton least needed trouble it became known that Clinton had smoked marijuana while attending Oxford When I wasin England I experimented with marijuana a time or two And I didnt like it I didnt inhale and I never tried it again Clinton said in a 1992 interview He later added I was curious other people were doing it and I tried it I assumed it was against the law but when we got there they told us that as long as we did it inside of our apartments orwhatever nobody would hassle us But I was not into that Allen 31 Clintons grudging confession especially the didnt inhale quote would bring him much ridicule According to an acquaintance in England Sara Maitland Clintons claims are technicallytrue She states that she and Clintons other friends spent enormous amounts of timetrying to teach him to inhale According to another friend the lasting image of Clintonwill always be that of the big southerner leaning his head out of an open window gaspingfor fresh air at their parties Maraniss 154 How much of these accounts are true we canThe issue of drugs was also a big issue earlier in Clintons life and one thatcame up again in 1992 When he was governor in 1984 his brother Roger Clinton wasarrested on five counts of distributing cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute it He
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