Obama’s war on his own “youthful irresponsibility”

Cato Institute
by Gene Healy

05/25/10

In his high school yearbook photo, President Barack Obama sports a white leisure suit and a Travolta-esque collar whose wingspan could put a bystander’s eye out. Hey, it was 1979. Maybe that explains the rest of young Barry’s yearbook page, with its ’still life’ featuring a pack of rolling papers and a shout-out to the ‘Choom gang.’ (’Chooming’ is Hawaiian slang for smoking pot.) Far be it from me to condemn our president for harmless (and amusing) youthful indiscretions. As his predecessor put it, ‘When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible.’ But Obama’s older now, and he’s responsible for administering our nation’s drug policy...

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