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Let the Baby Boomer Without Sin Cast the First Stone

Will somebody please tell me what’s the big deal about Barack Obama using drugs when he was a teenager? Wasn’t that like 25-30 years ago?

The latest political news has a Clinton advisor resigning because of the controversial remarks he made about Obama and his drug use. William Shaheen reportedly suggested that Democrats give more thought to Sen. Barack Obama's admissions of illegal drug use before they pick a presidential candidate.

OK...so somebody help me here.

Obama has been free about discussing his drug use as a young man. In his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father, written shortly after he graduated from Harvard Law School, he wrote that during his difficult late teens "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though."

I could understand it if the Democratic presidential candidate was still a pothead or doing it on the down low but Obama saw the light; he came to realize the error of his ways and decided to straighten up and fly right. Fortunately, he was given a chance to do so because many young black men aren’t given that second chance. They either wind up behind bars or six feet under.

For those baby boomers who can’t handle the truth or want to claim they are holier than thou, go ahead and throw your stones. I just hope you don’t live in a glass house.

One more thing: This is NOT a political endorsement for Obama---

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