Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Was George Washington a Gay Pot Smoker?

by Harvey Wasserman

Did George Washington raise hemp? Did he smoke it? Was he gay?

The easy answers are definitely, probably, and maybe.

The questions arise with pre-publication of the shocking satire Passions of the Patriots by Thomas Paine, which opens with Le General in the hemp-filled embrace of his beloved Marquis de Lafayette.

As Washington's February 22nd birthday approaches, his personal habits say much about today's America.


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