Barack Obama, US presidential hopeful, explains why he used to stupefy himself:
Obama writes about using marijuana and cocaine during his teenage years to "push questions of who I was out of my mind." [Wikipedia entry on Obama, quoting his book “Dreams from My Father”]
Ha, ha — “out of my mind” is probably right, but I’m not sure about the rest. That’s just so, Clintonesque.
But to be fair to the bright new and hopeful one, he has espoused the cause of Darfur, which no one else has much interest in — see the excellent post by Major Tom here. Good for you Barack.