Obama and cocaine

A couple of weeks ago, I pointed to a college-era photograph of Obama, showing him with unusually long nails on his thumb and forefinger.  Based upon his own admission of cocaine use in high school, plus a recently published story about Carrie Fisher’s possible “coke nail,” I suggested that perhaps Obama had a coke nail too.  I was careful to write that this was nothing more than supposition.   Obama could also have had poor hygiene, been posing as a player or, as someone suggested, been a guitar picker.

Today, I’ve got something new to add to the supposition stew:  A man claiming to have been Obama’s close friend at college alleges that Obama both used and sold cocaine:

A man claiming to be a close pal to President Obama during college made contact with Republican operatives recently, ready to go public with claims that Obama used and sold cocaine in college, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.

Romney’s campaign rejected the story, which is the appropriate thing to do, given that (a) there is no corroboration and (b) this kind of grubbing around should be left to little bloggers like me, not to presidential candidates.

I don’t think there’s much to be made of the story absent more proof. One man’s testimony and an old photograph do not a compelling case make. But they do make for some ideas one can kick around in idle moments.