Back when he was a young pup, Barack Obama went to college. Some of his former classmates remember he was a supernice guy who stood up to menacing bums; others say he was aloof; and still others ask, “Barry who?” Such was the wonderful enigmatic palimpsest of Barack Obama back in the days when he wore “$5 military-surplus khakis and used leather jackets” and roomed with some guy who later became a loser due to his cocaine addiction.
Here are some other anecdotes from this fascinating AP article on Obama’s misspent youth:
- “Not everyone who knew Obama in those years is eager to talk. Some explained that they feared inadvertently hurting Obama’s campaign. … several of those interviewed said the Pakistanis were reluctant to talk for fear of stoking rumors that Obama is a Muslim.”
- “Carpenter recalled Obama as ‘a good bodysurfer’ who had ‘a funky red car, a Fiat,’ and who also played intramurals — flag football, tennis and water polo.”
- “He’d give me lectures, which I found very boring. He must have found me very irritating.”
Obama, then as now: America’s sanctimonious unicorn prick who likes bodysurfing.