More from David Maraniss: Barack Obama’s torrid love affair with marijuana.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – According to Maraniss, Obama embraced “total absorption” while he smoked marijuana in the car, “the windows had to be rolled up.” The president would call out “Intercepted!” and grabbed the joint out of hand when it was passed among his high school friends.

Starting on page 293, the book lays out the dope – literally, on the high school-age Obama’s group of basketball and fun-loving buds, who dubbed themselves the “Choom Gang,” from a verb meaning “to smoke marijuana.”

“As a member of the Choom Gang, Barry Obama was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends. The first was called ‘TA,’ short for ‘total absorption.’ To place this in the physical and political context of another young man who would grow up to be president, TA was the antithesis of Bill Clinton’s claim that as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford he smoked dope but never inhaled,” Maraniss writes.

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Editor’s note: This explains a lot…

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