Saturday, January 31, 2009

One Toke Over the Line

President Obama's half brother in Kenya has been arrested on drug charges.

The White House has declined to comment on reports that U.S. President Barack Obama's half-brother was arrested in Kenya after police allegedly found him in possession of one joint of marijuana.

George Hussein Onyango Obama, who is in his mid-20s, was arrested Friday near his home in Huruma, on the outskirts of Nairobi, said local police chief Joshua Omokulongolo.

"He is not a drug peddler," Omokulongolo told the Associated Press on Saturday. "But it's illegal, it's a banned substance."

Okay, maybe over here it would scarcely even warrant the paperwork that the arresting officer would have to fill out. But still. When was the last time there was a President with no embarrassing relatives or friends? And with the current president, whose mother was a flake and whose father was a jack ass, it should be considered a given.

The report concludes:

A writer for the Italian edition of Vanity Fair visited George Obama last August and toured the shack he calls home. He told AP that reports of him earning $1 a day were exaggerated.

“I’m proud of how I live,” he told AP in an interview last summer, adding that the media “are tarnishing the family name.”

Don't sweat it, George. They're just blowing smoke.

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