Well well well, it seems like Barack Obama had a bit of fun in High School!
Apparently Obama was part of something called the "Choom Gang," which was just a group of boys that loved basketball and good times.
Also, Choom is a verb that means 'to smoke marijuana.'
Here's a little excerpt from a new book about it:
As a member of the Choom Gang, Barry Obama was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends. The first was called "TA," short for "total absorption." To place this in the physical and political context of another young man who would grow up to be president, TA was the antithesis of Bill Clinton's claim that as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford he smoked dope but never inhaled.
Along with TA, Barry popularized the concept of "roof hits": when they were chooming in the 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.
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.
No one seemed to mind because people who smoke pot are the most laid back people ever! HA!
We honestly don't think this is going to be effecting Obama at all, and at least it isn't a story about horrible bullying like in Mitt Romney's case.
Though, we're not sure how you can go through experiences like that and NOT try and legalize it later in life!
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