President Obama spent Tuesday night in Denver, Colorado, the beating heart of America's legalized weed revolution, and it was about as weird as you'd expect. Second to building a time machine so we could have all been there together, only pictures can accurately convey the surreal events that took place.
As CNN described the evening, the president started off the day in a pizza place, meeting with average Americans who'd written him letters. Perfectly normal, maybe even boring. He then went into the street to shake hands, fist bump and reject selfies with the public. Meanwhile...
... this guy was lurking in the distance. Waiting.
Not to tell the Secret Service how to to their jobs, but this seems like a moment where they should have stepped in. This guy is creepy. Imagine if everyone had worn that mask:
“well…hello there" pic.twitter.com/6rASVbVx5l— darth™ (@darth) July 9, 2014
Exactly. After that it was time for a drink.
Or, a photo-op of the president and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper knocking back a half sip of a brewski at Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Pool was played. (Obama won.)
Obama fist bumped a gorilla statue in a Denver bar tonight (Getty) pic.twitter.com/urabs3cisb— Jon Passantino (@passantino) July 9, 2014
Someone asked the leader of the free world "if he wanted a hit of pot...he laughed! #legalizeit #iinhaled #mrGQ," as The Huffington Post pointed out.
There was also at least one guy holding up a "Free Weed 4 Obama" sign, but that wasn't weird enough to warrant a photo.
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