According to a new book, life in the Obama White House was a bit like living in a frat house sometimes. It’s not hard to believe that’s what the culture was like. The famous image above is of Obama speech writer Jon Favreau.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Report: New Obama White House Memoir Reveals Staff Drinking, ‘D*ck Jokes,’ and Womanizing
A new memoir documents a Barack Obama White House in which a fratty speech writing team smoked, drank, told “dick jokes,” and used their jobs to sleep with women.
David Litt, a former Obama speech writer, will release Thanks Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years in September, the Daily Mail reports.
Litt, a Yale graduate, and, at just 24 years of age in 2011, one of the youngest White House speech writers, tells the story of applying for a White House position with a history of recreational drug use.
“After some back-of-the-envelope math, I listed thirty instances of undergraduate marijuana use, plus one experience with mushrooms I made clear I hadn’t enjoyed,” Litt recalls.
He also discusses how romance was “almost painfully easy” for a White House staffer. At least one aide used his position to sleep with a “blonde D.C. newscaster,” although Litt does not specify who. The aide regularly boasted about his conquest to his coworkers.
The White House that Litt describes might be characterized as “fratty.” He writes how the all-male, all-white, all-under-40 speech writing team drank, smoked, called each other “bro,” and followed along with college basketball mostly to please Obama.
Sounds like a fascinating read!