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Supreme Court / Ginsburg Nom. / Marijuana / Campaign '88 #313747

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 07, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Politicians' revealing of their marijuana use following Doug. Ginsburg's withdrawal of candidate for Supreme Court due to his marijuana use reported Senator Albert Gore's admission of marijuana use by both he and his wife reported [GORE - says he has tried marijuana.] Admission of use of marijuana by presidential candidate Bruce Babbitt noted. [Representative Newt GINGRICH - says he used marijuana once.] [Senator Claiborne PELL - says he smoked marijuana once.] Denials from several president cands. noted. [Reverend Jesse JACKSON - says he gets high fighting for jobs and justice.] Governor Michael Dukakis, Representative Richard Gephardt and Representative Jack Kemp noted denying ever using marijuana.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Presidential campaign in Iowa featured. People in Iowa noted likening activities in Washington, DC to Marx Brothers comedy. Casey Stengel quotation applied to comedy of errors during Supreme Court nomination and its implications for status of presidency of Ronald Reagan discussed. Credibility of Meese within admin. because of his role in Supreme Court noms. discussed. Character issue noted raised again in campaign '88. Incidents affecting Gary Hart and Senator Joseph Biden recalled. Republicans noted now hoping White House pragmatists, led by White House chief of staff Howard Baker, may prevail over right-wing aides led by Edwin Meese.

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Schlesinger, Richard

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