WAPO: Barack Obama was a Stoner

 I have to hand it to the Washington Post.  After reporting on Mitt Romney's high school years, the WAPO is now reporting on how Barry Obama spent his youth and its a lot like, well, Jeff Spicoli. http://www.washingtonpost.com/…  

Let’s just say jobs weren’t the president’s first green initiative. The group of friends smoked marijuana frequently enough to nickname themselves the “Choom Gang.”  …  One of Obama’s old friends at the school, Tom Topolinski, told Maraniss: “Wasting good bud smoke was not tolerated.”  Obama helped popularized the concept of “roof hits,” as well, writes Maraniss.  “When they were chooming in a car all the windows had to be rolled up so no smoke blew out and went to waste; when the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling.”  Maraniss also says Obama was known for his “Interceptions”: “When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted ‘Intercepted!,’ and took an extra hit.”  


Love the name, the ‘Choom Gang’.  I’m sure that as a student at a rich-kid school like Ponahou in Hawaii, Barack Obama had access to some top shelf weed.  Wonder if the Boston Globe will give this the same play that they gave Mitt’s high school years.

And as for the WAPO post, check out the whole thing (especially the BuzzFeed link).  

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  •     I used to smoke marijuana. But I’ll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening – or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . But never at dusk! Never at dusk, I would never do that.

           Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy

       You know, a lot of people come to me and they say, “Steve, how can you be so fucking funny?” There’s a secret to it, it’s no big deal. Before I go out, I put a slice of bologna in each of my shoes. So when I’m on stage, I feel funny.

           Comedy album Let’s Get Small


       If you exhaled prematurely when you were with the Choom Gang, “you were assessed a penalty and your turn was skipped the next time.”

       Before there were Death Panels, there were Doob Panels.