Keating Speaks Out On Bush Drug Question

Sunday, August 22nd 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Governor Keating says Texas Governor
George W. Bush has sufficiently answered questions about his drug

Keating -- a Republican and strong Bush supporter -- appeared on
A-B-C's "This Week" today. Keating says that as far as he's
concerned, what somebody did in college doesn't matter -- as long
as he didn't kill somebody.

New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson was on N-B-C's "Meet the
Press" to discuss rumors of past cocaine use dogging Bush as he
campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination.

Johnson says telling the truth works. He says it's hard to
damage anyone who's willing to be truthful regardless of the

In his case, Johnson says owning up to past drug use turned out
to be "a non-event."