From our first President, who allegedly committed a youthful indiscretion involving a cherry tree, to our current President, who smoked a little reefer while in college, most of our Presidents had occasional lapses in judgment somewhere along their road to destiny.
As this is a blog primarily devoted to DUI related issues, I chose to bring this up today, on President’s Day, as a reminder that having a DUI (or two) on your background does not forever tarnish you. In fact, it could be a turning point in your life, that ultimately leads you to a better understanding of yourself and your responsibilities and duties as a citizen.
In fact, you can rebound and become President, as evidenced by George W. Bush’s DUI arrest from 1976 when he was 30 years old.
For added, good measure, I would like to point out that former Vice President Cheney had two DUIs when he ages 21 and 22; and that in no way prevented him from becoming Congressman, House Minority Whip, Secretary of Defense, CEO of Halliburton and Vice President. In fact, the arrests appeared to have lead him to a turning point to get more serious with his life.
There is no question that Americans are a forgiving people. As long as you realize after a DUI arrest that this conduct cannot continue, you will be able to rebound and move in a positive direction.