You don’t have to be crazy to take that job, but perhaps it helps.
Seriously? I’d try to judge a politician by his behavior and his ability to work with the folks he/she has to work with. If George or John find they can cope with the demands of the job better with the aid of lithium, xanax, marijuana, ecstasy, or Jack Daniels, and they manage to maintain the proverbial even keel and the necessary awareness of what they’re doing and how the events of the day fit into the larger picture, then having it come out that they’re using isn’t going to deter me from voting for them. (i.e., for the one whose policies, belief systems, leadership qualities, and loyalties I most value, which in my case would be John Kerry)
I would’ve voted for Boris Yeltsin, had I been a Russian, at least through several of his first iterations.
An admittedly inhaling Bill Clinton could have received my vote with no misgivings.
John Kerry could be speedballing heroin and cocaine ten times a day and I’d still vote for him in November. Reciprocally, my incredibly low opinion of Mr. Bush’s performance would not be mitigated or exacerbated by either hearing that he takes psych meds or that someone thinks he should but he doesn’t.