Smoking Wead?

By surreptitiously taping private conversations with George Bush, while Bush is governor of Texas, Douglas Wead performs a public service by demonstrating that Bush is pretty much the same guy in private as he is in public, and that he comes off far better than most of his constituents would in similar circumstances.

Bush says he would not answer “the marijuana question” because he would not want to set a bad example for American youth.

Democrats can’t believe he just didn’t say he hadn’t inhaled.

In further news, Wead’s upcoming book is nominated for an “Et Tu?” award in the “Best Sleazebag” category.