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Posted on 11/20/2007 10:44:20 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama: I Tried Drugs As a Teen
By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago
Presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Tuesday told high school students that when he was their age he was hardly a model student, experimenting with illegal drugs and drinking alcohol.
Obama stopped by a study hall at Manchester Central High School and answered students' questions about the war in Iraq and his education plan. But when an adult asked about his time as a student, Obama spoke bluntly.
"I will confess to you, I was kind of a goof-off in high school. My Mom reminds me of that," said Obama, an Illinois Democrat who grew up in Hawaii
"You know, I made some bad decisions that I've actually written about. You know, got into drinking. I experimented with drugs," he said. "There was a whole stretch of time that I didn't really apply myself a lot. It wasn't until I got out of high school and went to college that I started realizing, 'Man, I wasted a lot of time.'"
Obama has written about his drug use in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father."
"Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final fatal role of the young would be black man," Obama wrote. Mostly he smoked marijuana and drank alcohol, Obama wrote, but occasionally he would snort cocaine when he could afford it.
Drugs, Obama wrote, were a way he "could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory."
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Avoiding the idiotic “I didn’t inhale” admission from Bubba, I see.
If he thinks he’s trying to ingratiate himself with me, he should think again. :)
Injecting them into mice or something?
No suprise there.
Obama and Ron Paul both make you long for an end of the primary season.
Is it drugs that are responsible for those dumboesque ears on this guy?
OK, and who hasnt?
Is this the info that Hillary would not use?
Rush wondering if this is a preemptive strike...before the big bomb drops.
Early innoculation against a Hillary attack?
So does that mean he's denying using drugs after high school years or is this ClintonSpeak.
Did Hillary smoke pot in college?
No. Who would want to get high with her?
I would agree with that. He should know that her war room will hold on to key bits of info and release them whenever she feels threatened. He may have decided to get it over with.
So that’s why he’s retarded.
I didn’t either. It was called making good choices.
I’ve got a lot of money that bet’s this is the “scandal” that Hillary’s camp has. But by him admitting it before the story comes out, he is in essence controlling the story. Also, by him acknowledging it to kids and using it as a lesson for them, pretty smart politics there.
Frankly, I thought this was a prerequisite now for a Democrat candidate.
I do not know one person who did not try something or other as a teen.