After he was busted for cocaine possession last
month, Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) said, “I struggle with the disease
of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice.”
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford likewise has blamed demon rum for driving
him to crack. Senior Editor Jacob Sullum explains why it would be a
mistake to accept this excuse.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/02/jacob-sullum-on-politicians-driven-to-co