In light of confessions by half the Tory party that they all took hard drugs in the past, Tory leadership wannabe, Michael Gove, tried to climb on board the ‘street cred’ wagon by confessing he snorted talcum powder instead of cocaine.
He did it to impress his journalist and political peers at a time when he wasn’t very popular.
He said it was wrong and he regrets deceiving people but admits it was good practice for being a politician.
Gove said he did it when he was young and didn’t want to fork out for the real thing. He had a lot of talc which he used to treat a particular sticky ailment and it seemed like a good idea at the time.
He said he only took it when other people could see him and believed it was coke. He said he acted ‘high’, did silly things and made stupid decisions, but admitted it was good practice for being a politician.
Political pundits were divided. Some praised him for his admittedly stupid candour. Others said talc doesn’t have the same kudos as coke and dismissed his confession as yet another attention-seeking publicity stunt.
Gove said he didn’t think past mistakes should be held against him. However, too much talc sniffing gave him his incredibly annoying voice so it may have been better had he snorted the real thing.
Ref: BBC News Michael Gove: Cocaine ‘mistake’ a ‘deep regret’
With so many politicians confessing to taking drugs, why don’t they legalise marijuana?
If Michael Gove was reduced to a fine white powder, would that be a good thing?
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