Chip Off the Old Block: Malia Obama Smoking Pot?

Malia Obama smoking pot? Just a chip off the old block!


Remember this? Barack Obama from his “Choom Gang” Days.

If you don’t know about the Choom Gang, here’s a report from ABC News:

Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama never tried to say he didn’t inhale.

In his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father,” Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke “in a white classmate’s sparkling new van,” he would smoke “in the dorm room of some brother” and he would smoke “on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids.”

He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere.

Now a soon-to-be published biography by David Maraniss entitled “Barack Obama: The Story” gives more detail on Obama’s pot-smoking days, complete with testimonials from young Barry Obama’s high school buddies, a group that went by the name “the Choom Gang.” Choom was slang for smoking marijuana.

Maraniss portrays the teenage Obama as not just a pot smoker, but a pot-smoking innovator.

“As a member of the Choom Gang,” Maraniss writes, “Barry Obama was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends.”

The first Obama-inspired trend: “Total Absorption” or “TA”.

“TA was the opposite of Bill Clinton’s claim that as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford he smoked dope but never inhaled,” explains Maraniss. Here’s how it worked: If you exhaled prematurely when you were with the Choom Gang, “you were assessed a penalty and your turn was skipped the next time the joint came around.”

As one of Obama’s old high school buddies tells Maraniss: “Wasting good bud smoke was not tolerated.”

Another Obama innovation: “Roof Hits.”

“When they were chooming in a car all the windows had to be rolled up so no smoke blew out and went to waste; when the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling.”

Maraniss also says Obama was known for his “Interceptions”: “When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted ‘Intercepted!,’ and took an extra hit.”


Now this report from Radar, on Malia’s attendance at Lollapalooza last month in Chicago:

As Radar reported, Malia, 18, skipped the Democratic National Convention in July 2016 to party it up with her friends at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Onlookers posted shocking videos of her twerking half-naked and shaking her butt all over social media, but only Radar has this bombshell video of her puffing away on what an eyewitness claims was a marijuana cigarette!


The Obama spawn is an adult, technically, however, some would say that her behavior still deals a blow to the narrative of Mooch as the world’s greatest mom. Or do you disagree? Does a child’s drug use reflect badly on parents? Is it wrong to even comment on Malia Obama’s behavior? Is she off limits?

Last month Illinois decriminalized possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana, so it’s treated like a traffic infraction, or parking tickets, which Malia’s old man chose to ignore back in the day.

See what I mean? Chip of the old block!


  1. Yes, it is pretty funny. Barack and Mooch. Such exemplary parents. Of course, since Mother Robinson actually raised those kids, perhaps she has some ‘splainin’ to do.

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