The White House had no comment Saturday on the arrest in Kenya of President Barack Obama's half-brother George for possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.Think if George W. Bush was still President and one of his siblings got arrested for possession of dope, the press and liberal pundits wouldn't be having more fun with that news while exploiting it for all it's worth? You can bet the farm they would.
President Obama barely knows George, 26, who lives in a home somewhat more modest than the White House in Huruma, a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya.
George is thought to be the youngest of at least eight half-siblings the President has.
Some of President Obama's paternal relatives -- though not George -- came to Washington, D.C., for the inaugural, most notably "Grandma Sarah" Obama, the stepmother of Obama's Kenyan-born father Barack Obama Sr., who on the Sunday before the inauguration feasted with the soon-to-be first family, their friends, several top Obama aides and Oprah Winfrey.
Kenyan Police Chief Joshua Omokulongolo told the Associated Press that George had one joint on him.
"He is not a drug peddler," Omokulongolo said. "But it's illegal, it's a banned substance."
George Obama, 26, is scheduled to appear in court Monday.