Getting Outed: Kutcher Fingered the Bush Twins

Posted: December 16th, 2007 | Filed under: cocaine, DEA, drugs, marijuana, Uncategorized | 14 Comments »

Barbara & Jenna Smoke Out

Two More Bushes Get High

In compiling the lists of successful people who used illegal drugs for my book I avoided mentioning those in the modern entertainment industry. The first reason is that the arts are one of the only areas in which the admission of drug use will not cripple a career so the revelations are endless. (For sample see LINK.) Second, artists, e.g. rock stars, tend to sensationalize their drug usage to appear wild, crazy, and tormented. This tends to reinforce the stereotypes rather than break them. Third, an artist is not considered to have a “real job” by much of our populace. For those reasons I usually don’t bother noting modern artists.

In this blog entry I am going to make an exception. As comedian and talk-show host, Bill Maher, pointed out in his 2002 NORML conference address, prominent drug users need to come out of the closet. As with the early gay movement, recreational drug users cannot overcome negative stereotypes when their successful members hide. Maher proceeded to out Harrison Ford and Ted Turner in his speech. While any outing is noteworthy, the most impressive outing I know of is Ashton Kutcher’s 2003 outing of the twin daughters of President George W. Bush, Jenna and Barbara.

Kitty Kelley, the queen of unauthorized biographies, has investigated influential people – Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, Jackie Onassis, and the Royal Family – and yet she wrote that people were the most fearful to talk about the Bush clan. Add the fact that First Children are still given relatively gentle treatment by the media and it is unlikely someone was going to out young Jenna and Barbara. Enter Kutcher.

Kutcher not only outed the Bushettes, but he did it with flair. In the 2003 Rolling Stone cover story the former underwear model openly revealed his past enjoyment of marijuana. He also described attending a Los Angeles Nike party in the early 2000s in which Jenna and Barbara were in attendance. Despite the fact his friend lewdly commented, “I’d fucking nail the shit out of that bitch!,” in earshot of Secret Service agents, the Bush girls still inquired what Kutcher was doing after the party.

Everyone ended up at Kutcher’s afterwards. Kutcher revealed that the Bushes engaged in underage-drinking in his abode with the Secret Service right outside. At one point he went upstairs to his aforementioned friend’s room and in his words:

… I can smell the green wafting out under his door. I open the door, and there he is smoking out the Bush twins on his hookah.

As usual, when a celebrity says something “too” honest their public relations staff has to then attempt obfuscation. In this case, Kutcher’s spokeswoman said he was not contrite about the outing because “he didn’t say what was being smoked or who was doing the smoking.”Her statement is comical to anyone familiar with marijuana parlance. (For you east coasters, “smoking out” is the equivalent of “smoking up.”)

George W. Bush smoked marijuana and now his daughters have as well. There is nothing wrong with this, of course, except for Bush’s hypocrisy. Bush has a horrible record regarding marijuana tolerance. Despite promising in 2000 to respect states’ independence in determining marijuana policy, he has done the exact opposite, in fact the federal government under Bush has done everything in its power to prevent other countries from giving marijuana users greater liberty. LINK


  1. Gavin Edwards, “Ashton Kutcher,” Rolling Stone, 29 May 2003.
  2. Kitty Kelley, The Family (2005).
  3. Bill Maher, NORML 2002 Conference Address, 20 Apr. 2002. LINK (DOC file)
  4. Karen Thomas, “Did the Bush twins inhale? Kutcher won’t say,”, 7 May 2003, ret. 15 Dec. 2007. LINK

14 Comments on “Getting Outed: Kutcher Fingered the Bush Twins”

  1. 1 zupakomputer said at 12:29 pm on March 2nd, 2008:

    Well, when God tells you to go to war then clearly sets you up for a fall over that very issue, it’s obvious you were actually listening to the demi-urge and not the real God at all – hence it isn’t going to be honest or truthful in telling you what to do about drugs either.

    The Bible’s full of similar accounts of the demi-urge claiming to be God and telling people what to do. It usually involved invading other countries too.

    If you’re an athiest don’t worry about it, just substitute ‘God’ and ‘demi-urge’ for “superior man” and “inferior man” respectively (from the I Ching).

  2. 2 Shagata Ganai said at 2:21 am on March 5th, 2008:

    And here I was expecting a comparative taste-test. Silly moi.

  3. 3 henry said at 3:08 pm on March 5th, 2008:

    yeah i was hoping for the same.

  4. 4 Steve K said at 7:04 pm on March 7th, 2008:

    Wow the headline made me expect… oh never mind.

  5. 5 John said at 10:12 pm on March 15th, 2008:

    hehe that’s funny, “didn’t say what was being smoked” – as if slang words have no actual meaning.. Yeah, he just said they were “smoking out” and that he could “smell the green” – clearly the meaningless jabber of a sloppy-minded young person, nothing slanderous at all.

  6. 6 bo bo said at 1:15 am on March 16th, 2008:

    you’re an idiot. if you want to legalize marijiuana then stop smoking it and go to law school.

  7. 7 Matt said at 7:43 pm on March 17th, 2008:

    Bo bo is a pot calling the kettle black.

  8. 8 Sarah said at 10:51 pm on March 21st, 2008:

    That picture you have up there has a hookah in it, not a bong. A hookah is a device used for smoking fruit molasses which is has absolutely no drug chemicals in it, and is 100% legal if you are above the age of 18 in the United States.

    You want to talk about reinforcing stereotypes? Mixing up images and information also reinforces false information which is the root of stereotyping.

    I don’t know if the picture is your creation or not, but you should get your imagery straight when pointing fingers.

  9. 9 not sarah said at 1:31 am on March 22nd, 2008:

    sarah… you’re an idiot. you can smoke weed out of a hookah just like you can smoke tobacco out of a bong… get a brain, you ditz. the article even says he was smoking them out on his hookah, but apparently you didn’t even read the article before bashing it.

  10. 10 spedoinkle said at 1:36 pm on March 22nd, 2008:

    actucally she’s right it’s not basic marijuana…its hashish. heh.

  11. 11 spedoinkle said at 1:37 pm on March 22nd, 2008:

    i am loving every second of this comming legalization revolution. viva la gangia.

  12. 12 spedoinkle said at 1:39 pm on March 22nd, 2008:

    oh, and smoke moar.

  13. 13 Brendan Calling » Blog Archive » Oy said at 11:05 am on May 10th, 2008:

    […] How about the fact that the President in question is the most unpopular and despised president EVER? Or thet “First Twin’s” previously public profile as a drunk and a drug user who not only got thrown out of other countries, but didn’t have the class to leave. […]

  14. 14 Dan said at 12:33 am on July 24th, 2015:

    One is tighter than two. PS Steve K. Is right