Biographer on Obama: “He had a pet ape named Tata, spent his evenings smoking pot and when he was in the third-grade wrote a paper about how he wanted to be President.”
Biographer David Maraniss says Barack Obama does a wicked Mick Jagger imitation.
Mick Jagger rocked out with Jeff Beck on “Miss You” in February 2012 while Barack and Michelle Obama chilled in the front row at one of the many Obama White House personal concerts. (Live Music)
Biographer David Maraniss’s book on Obama reveals the current president smoked a lot of pot and was one of the few players on his high school basketball team who could not dunk.
The Daily Mail reported:
He had a pet ape named Tata, spent his evenings smoking pot and when he was in the third-grade wrote a paper about how he wanted to be President.
Biographer David Maraniss’s explosive book on the life of Barack Obama reveals a young President when he was just known as ‘Barry’.
The book, Barack Obama: The Story, will be on bookstores June 19, but leaked snippets reveal his sordid pot-smoking past, string of relationships with different women and his love of basketball.
‘Barry Obama played a lot of Hendrix, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Billie Holiday, but was known in the Annex for his wicked impression of Mick Jagger,’ writes Mr Maraniss, according to Yahoo.
‘He could do the walk, the strut, the face, and act out the dramatic scene of the Rolling Stones onstage at the Altamont Speedway outside Livermore, California, on December 6, 1969.”
The author traces everything from the President’s love of hats, ‘He wore them cocked, to look cool,’ to how he wore his flip-flops.
‘His little toe was straight, rather than cramped and curling inward, a sign that his feet enjoyed a liberated existence, unbound by leather shoes,’ Mr Maraniss writes.
Much of Mr Obama’s high school years were spent on the basketball court, according to Mr Maraniss, but unfortunately there wasn’t any spring in his step.
He was ‘one of few players on the team’ who couldn’t dunk.