Obama Inhaled

In Election 2008, The War On Drugs, US Politics on October 25, 2006 at 5:08 pm

Since the last post we made that contained a reference to weed was our most popular ever, I figured it would be worth a try to post this (yes, i stoop low for page hits).

NYtimes reports:

Senator Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat who said Sunday that he was considering running for president in 2008, created a little sunlight on Monday between himself and both Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

For one thing, he said that as a youth he had inhaled.

“When I was a kid, I inhaled,” Mr. Obama said here to an audience of magazine editors. “That was the point.”

The direct admission was in contrast to Mr. Clinton’s denial in his 1992 campaign for president that he had smoked marijuana.

“I didn’t inhale,” Mr. Clinton said, cementing the idea that he liked to have things both ways.

Mr. Obama had written in his first book, “Dreams From My Father” (1995), before entering politics, that he had used marijuana and cocaine (“maybe a little blow”). He said he had not tried heroin because he did not like the pusher who was trying to sell it to him.

In an interview here on Monday conducted by David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, at a meeting of the American Society of Magazine Editors, Mr. Obama said he was not making light of the subject.

“It was reflective of the struggles and confusion of a teenage boy,” he said. “Teenage boys are frequently confused.”

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s hit him with the real questions and issues.


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