Bobby Ticomb, Punahou school-mate of President Obama, has now qualified for a position in the White House (National Moral Standards czar?). I don’t mean he’s worked his way up the ladder through a series of high level jobs or has gained some meaningful, significant experience (though that didn’t stop Obama). In fact, there’s scant employment data available on Robert Titcomb. Our papers have been full of references to the long friendship between Obama and Bobby Titcomb; they go to the beach and dine together often when Obama is here on vacation, they play basketball and golf together, etc. It’s a longtime, close friendship.
Punahou Bulletin, had these comments (though he was a dropout) as an update on Titcomb in the 2007 issue of the alumni magazine.
“Bobby has worked as a commercial fisherman and for the airlines.”
-note past tense, but President Obama’s close friend has been building his resume over the years. He had his drivers license suspended for 90 days in 1987 following a drunk driving charge and has just been arrested in an undercover prostitution sting (Monday night in downtown Honolulu). Gee, it brings to mind something I just heard on TV just last night:
“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your character”.
This is a whore-able story! Sort of makes you wonder if you can any longer be proud to be an American.