Stoner Obama

Details from David Maraniss' impending biography, Barack Obama: The Story have begun to emerge, and naturally, the most interesting parts have to do with young Obama's reefer-smoking ways. As you may have suspected, the future president was both kind of a bro and kind of a stoner (broner?). Below, his signature party move:

Barry also had a knack for interceptions. When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted "Intercepted!," and took an extra hit. No one seemed to mind.

A little aggressive, no? It's also hard to imagine Michelle ever putting up with that kind of behavior without "intercepting" his capacity to breathe. Still, wouldn't it be nice if he could pull these kind of moves on the always-glacial Congress? A broner can dream. 

Image by Dave Herr.

Commentarium (4 Comments)

May 25 12 - 4:43pm
Rex Merritt

Just as long as he never Bogarted those doobs.

May 28 12 - 9:00am

yeah, no real news here. he long ago acknowledged that he partied. at least that differentiates him from the likely (not yet official) Republican nominee. See

May 28 12 - 9:32am

BO was a stoner who hung out with dealers and other stoners but never bullied anyone (well except for the one "good" bullying incident when he shoved the little girl). I'm supposed to believe this?

May 29 12 - 2:02pm

I heard Malia's already tried salvia.