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Rep. Susan Molinari to Letterman: Lay Off The ‘Smoke’ Jokes

August 21, 1996

NEW YORK (AP) _ Rep. Susan Molinari, keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, asked David Letterman on Tuesday to lay off the marijuana jokes.

``The president admitted it. The vice president. Newt Gingrich. I’ve admitted it. There’s at least half a generation who’s admitted they’ve experimented with marijuana,″ Molinari said during an appearance on ``Late Show With David Letterman.″

``Can you do some jokes on them for a change?″

Molinari, 38, admitted in July that she ``did experiment with marijuana″ during her college years in the 1980s, then found herself scrambling to explain a 1992 interview in which she denied ever using the drug.

Later, she said she only lied because she ``panicked″ at the question ``every person in America dreads.″

The Republican congresswoman from Staten Island, N.Y., currently a blonde, also revealed that green hair is ``about the one shade I haven’t had.″

Letterman’s own hair had been sprayed green by previous guest Dennis Rodman.

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