Penn Jillette vs. President Obama on Drugs

The personally drug free Penn Jillette takes Obama to task for his cavalier attitude towards our country’s authoritarian drug laws and the draconian penalties associated with them:

Do we believe, even for a second… that if Obama had been busted for marijuana, under the laws that he condones, would his life have been better? If Obama had been caught with the marijuana that he says he uses, and maybe a little blow — blow, cocaine, blow — this casual attitude toward drugs — a casual attitude toward drugs — that makes him really cool on Jimmy Fallon, makes him the hip President.I’m the cool President! I’m the happenin’est President! I say “weed.” I say “blow.” It’s all a big deal. Ha ha ha. Huge laugh from the college students. And if he had been busted, under his laws, he would have done hard, fucking time, and if he had done time in prison, time in federal prison, time for his weed and a little blow, he would not be President of the United States of America, and he would not have gone to his fancy-ass college, he would not have sold books that sold millions and millions of copies and made millions and millions of dollars, he would not have a beautiful, smart wife, he would not have a great job. He would have been in prison. And it’s not a goddamn joke.

Transcript courtesy of Ann Althouse.

Your Thoughts?

  • Spanish Inquisitor

    If Obama had been caught with the marijuana that he says he uses…

    Wait. Obama uses? When did this come out? I have to pay more attention.

    We’ve come a long way from “I did not inhale…” apparently.

  • katkinkate

    Very true that. Can you be charged for confessed crimes after the fact? Would they have to find drugs in his possession or in his blood, or is his recorded confession enough for prosecution?

    • Zugswang

      Well, you certainly can be denied entry into the US if you write an article about using LSD. Just ask Andrew Feldmar.