Fears that Obama’s Past May be Revealed, as HS Buddy Faces Rape Charges

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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It ought to be good for a book or two at any rate.

President Obama’s high school best friend, who at one time was ‘like a brother’ to him, has been accused of brutally raping and beating a woman, it emerged today.

Keith Kiyoshi Kakugawa, 54, from Eureka, California, was arrested at his home last Sunday and booked into Humboldt County Jail on suspicion of false imprisonment, sexual penetration by force, oral copulation by force and battery.

The arrest is the latest in a long list of convictions for Kakugawa, who was close friends with the President when they both attended Panahou High School.

Since then, their lives have gone down completely different paths and Kakugawa is said to be so bitter over it, he even threatened to reveal stories from their school days after Obama became president.

Kakugawa is being held on $400,000 bond and if convicted, faces a lengthy prison sentence.

A source close to the former Wall Street trader told the Enquirer this may lead him to reveal his stories about the President.

‘Keith knows a lot of secrets that could prove to be embarrassing for the commander-in-chief if they get out,’ he said.

‘They are mostly youthful indiscretions, but he would know more about Obama’s teenage drug-taking than anyone. And now that he’s really desperate and facing a lengthy prison stretch, he could spill the beans.’

Obama wrote about his former best friend in his autobiography Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, but referred to him as ‘Ray’ to protect his identity.

‘Despite the difference in age, we’d fallen into an easy friendship, due in no small part to the fact that together we made up almost half of Punahou’s black high school population,’ the President wrote.

‘I enjoyed his company. He had a warmth and brash humor.’

Obama does seem to seek out the company of future felons. Like Tony Rezko. Or Bobby Timcomb. But while Obama doesn’t seem to have dropped Bobby, he did drop Kakugawa.

Maybe Kakugawa just couldn’t golf.

  • Rick Geiger

    Nah, if that guy had any “secrets” that were worth any money he would have sold them long ago.

    • DB1954

      Not if he’s as stupid as he looks and he’s a true believer in Obama.

    • thatsitivehadenough

      If he did, he’d have had a mysterious accident already.

  • Viiit

    What would he gain by revealing Obama’s past?

    • DB1954

      Money to pay his lawyer. On the other hand, perhaps he’ll find a mysterious benefactor to pay for his legal counsel before he starts blabbing about Obama.

  • MalalchHaMavet

    Be assured, that Obama’s buddy will disappear from the face of the earth BEFORE he comes to trial

    • DogmaelJones1

      Quite the opposite. News of his arrest will not make national news, and then he will disappear from the face of the earth. Brian Williams will assume a puzzled look when asked about Obama’s school buddy. Who? Never heard of him.

    • Raymond of Canada

      My first thoughts as I read along.

  • http://www.politisite.com/ Albert N. Milliron

    Oh come on now, Obama is perfect, just ask Chris Mathews. Of course these days, Mathews says that thrill up his leg was probably sciatica http://www.politisite.com/2010/07/10/friday-funnies-chris-mathews-says-obama-thrill-up-his-leg-was-probably-sciatica/

  • http://www.facebook.com/mr.cornelison Mike Cornelison

    Choom gang.

  • catherineinpvb

    ‘Silence is Golden’ and imagine ‘Keith, knows exactly what is at stake. ..but then; they probably told him, ‘to keep out of trouble’. .

  • bob e

    we could trade prison years for truth…like “tell us if barry was really
    on the basketball team…” i’m betting no. the picture attributed to barry is not
    him..also, do you think an accutely feminine man, like barry, like could play for any american high school ?? but he does cut a dashing firgure on his bicycle
    ..eh ??

  • truebearing

    Maybe someone will write a book comparing the different life paths the two men have taken — Kakugawa’s criminal sexual path and Obama’s criminal political path. For comparison, the author could find some of Obama’s former sexual partners. They could establish that Obama never forced anyone to do anything….sexually that is. Perhaps Larry Sinclair could share some lurid testimony in defense of his old buddy.

  • RCraigen

    What do they mean “completely different paths”? I suppose it’s different because Obama chose to do this metaphorically to millions of citizens rather than to a handful of young women. Aside from that …

  • Rand0Mone

    If this guy really has any dirt that “could prove to be embarrassing”, he will soon perish from some “accidental cause”, or perhaps some “health issue” (wink, wink). And not one mainstream media outlet will report his death.