When Barack Obama was a pot-smoking member of the Choom Gang in the 1970s, he and his buddies used to smoke blunts the size of Jimmy Page’s double-neck guitars while jamming to Led Zeppelin III. That’s the impression one gets from Obama’s speech at the Kennedy Center Honors, anyway. Zeppelin, along with David Letterman and Buddy Guy, among others, were honored over the weekend with the “nation’s highest award for those who influenced American culture through the arts,” meaning, the president got to talk about the Mud Shark, albeit obliquely.
That woman in the story is the one who deserves a medal from the president. She’s an American hero.