When Americans Were Tough…And Lived In “Hobo Jungles”
March 22, 2009
Columnist Ken Layne on the Obamas’ “organic” garden at the White House:
“This, to my ears, sounds like these Obamas are planning no less than a marijuana garden, just steps from our nation’s Executive Mansion.
In the decades before my generation, America was all about hard work and being tough. We — or they, I should say — did not plant marijuana in the White House garden. First of all, only the Roosevelts lived at the White House. The rest lived in other places, mostly hovels and ‘hobo jungles.’ But we, or they, had great dignity. You did not hear about them going to see Jay Leno, not at all.”