A little blow

Can the first White House drug scandal be far behind the news that the drug warrior Vice-President’s daughter is a cokette?

The video, which the shooter initially hoped to sell for $2 million before scaling back his price to $400,000, shows a 20-something woman with light skin and long brown hair taking a red straw from her mouth, bending over a desk, inserting the straw into her nostril and snorting lines of white powder….

The woman appears to resemble Ashley Biden, 27, a social worker for a Delaware child-welfare agency and a visible presence during her father’s campaign for the White House. The dialogue is difficult to discern, but the woman makes repeated references to the drugs, said the lawyers, who said they viewed the tape about 15 times.

“At one point she pretty much complains that the line isn’t big enough,” said the second lawyer, who declined to identify himself. “And she talks about her dad.”

Biden has been an outspoken crusader against drugs, coining the term “drug czar” in 1982 while campaigning for a more forceful “war on drugs.”

It would be nice if this proved to be the straw that broke the back of the ridiculous camel that is the War on Drugs. But, unfortunately, it’s unlikely than anything more than the usual round of tears, rehab, and Oprah appearances will occur. Still, it’s funny that after years of the media laying for the Bush twins, it took barely three months for the Obama team to generate its first family-related scandal.

There is, of course, no chance that Biden, the mighty drug warrior, is going to see his daughter locked up like all the young black men currently in prison for nothing more than possession.