I obviously can’t prove it, but I ‘d be willing to bet that Barack Obama is the first president, with the possible exception of Bill Clinton, to smoke weed in the White House and I’d bet that he’s smoked a joint in the last week.


I couldn’t care less, by the way, and it wouldn’t prevent me from voting for him.

  • Dan

    Why would you think Obama has smoked a joint in the White House in the last week because he used to do it 30 years ago? On what basis is that statement made? And if so, why are you so sure he’d be the first?

    I don’t think it’s ever been down. The president’s daily schedule is far too crazy to puff a joint.

    • John Steigerwald

      Just a guess based on the story from the book. This guy didn’t just smoke weed once in a while. He was big time stoner. Doesn’t matter to me. As I said, if he eliminated the income tax and the federal dept. of education and made social security and medicare voluntary, he could shoot heroin during his state of the union address and I’d still vote for him.

  • Darren

    That’s pretty funny. I agree, it won’t stop any current supporters from voting for him. Actually there are a lot of “smokers” (of which I haven’t been for over 10 years) who are very upset with Obama because he is actually much tougher with Federal enforcement of Marijuana law than Bush was. He’s all for states rights with gay marriage (which I support by the way) but has been stomping all over states that want to legalize medical marijuana. Plus as Penn Gillette pointed out, what if he had been caught and arrested with weed when he was younger? Would he be president now? He’s enforcing laws where many people just like him are being hit with federal charges for doing the same things he did when he was younger. He could make weed a class 3 drug in a heartbeat but he won’t do it. Why? (I have a lot of theories on that)

  • ISteve Roissy

    What Romney did in highschool is subject to criticism. However, what Obama does now is not. Get your mind right commrade.

  • Richard

    I obviously can’t prove it, but I’d be willing to bet that George W. Bush relapsed while he was in the White House.

    I have a problem with this. Obama’s continuation of our current drug policy that puts too many people in jail, and is contributing to the war in Mexico that’s killed about 50,000 people.

    You may hate him, but Jimmy Carter was the only President with enough balls to say that marijuana should be decriminalized. He even urged congress to do it.

    We are still experiencing the effects of Reagan drug policy today.

    • John Steigerwald

      Think George had a drink? There is nothing dumber than the War on Drugs.

  • Ned Twyman

    We have a choice between a guy that was a pothead and a guy that held down a gay kid and cut his hair. Easy decision. Weren’t you the guy that thought high school behavior was irrelevant? What happened to your posts about how stupid it was to bring up ancient history?

    • John Steigerwald

      I said I don’t care about either. What Romney did happened every day. Unless you were a teenager at that time, you have no understanding of the context. Long hair was brand new. Kids were breaking off into groups based on the length of their hair. You—and most people — are judging that event as if it happened last week. I would be willing to bet that the idea that the kid was “gay” –a word never used at that time — had nothing to do with it. Every kid who made the decision to grow his hair long was called a girl or a sissy by somebody every 20 minutes. What makes the Obama story interesting is the DEGREE to which he was into weed and the fact that the media suddenly couldn’t care less, when they were whipped into a frenzy over RUMORS that George W. Bush might have done coke. If Obama started shooting heroin and that caused him to push for the elimination of the income tax, the federal dept of education, to push to make medicare and social security optional, I’d vote for him in a heartbeat.

  • forbes st clair

    Could not care less about this. I loathe him as a president, but this story isn’t even a blip on my radar. Legalize it, tax it, sell it, and stop wasting tax money on enforcement and jail sentences.

  • colt

    I care. If a preseident of the United States is smoking weed in the White House, that creates two very serious problems. 1) It is against the law, therefore he would be committing a crime. 2) Depending upon how high he gets, don’t you think that it could impair his judgment should a very serious incident arise just at that moment?

    He is not a very good president anyway; he might serve better in a country whose history is not capitalism. But, an American president ought to respect, agree with, and promote the economic sysytem that is its very backbone.

    • John Steigerwald

      I would prefer that the president neither drink nor smoke weed. Doing either in moderation is OK. Given a choice, I’d take a pothead over a drunk.