You know you just proved one of Rachel's points, right?
"They hold any minor indiscretion in a political candidate's past against him or her, even if that candidate has since become more conservative over the years."
In my 20s, I used drugs, partied relentlessly, felt like "the man" was evil and I cared little for what government did. If you had asked me about politics, I would have told you that the govt really had our best insterests at heart.
I discovered that drugs were, in fact, bad for me.
I realized that I had responsibilties and people relying on me so I could no longer party to excess.
I now speak out against governmental intrusion at every turn.