When it comes to professors and school administrators, there really should be some kind of psychological screening process that they have to go through before they get the job. After all, if the liberals are so committed to enacting more background checks for responsible gun owners, surely they wouldn’t be opposed to extensive psychological background checks for the people who are largely responsible for the failure or the success of upcoming generations, right?
As originally reported in the Los Angeles Times, but covered soon after by The Daily Caller, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito, the former dean of the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, apparently took his college days with him into his mid-60s. Just three weeks before resigning and surrendering an annual salary of $1.1 million back in March 2016, Puliafito was spending time and doing hard drugs with a 21-year-old prostitute by the name of Sarah Warren.
Both Warren and Dr. Puliafito were staying in a hotel room at the Hotel Constance in Pasadena, where Warren overdosed and told the LA Times that she was intentionally using the date-rape drug known as Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate. After being treated at a local hospital, Dr. Puliafito picked her up and “went back to the hotel and got another room and continued the party,” Warren explained to the Times.
But the party didn’t stop there!
Just one day after Warren’s overdose, she was seen in a video obtained by the Times partying with Dr. Puliafito in yet another hotel room. That’s right – as if partying and using drugs in a hotel room with a 21-year-old prostitute wasn’t bad enough, the senior medical school dean thought it would be a good idea to film his euphoric experience as well.
“Carmen saved my life,” Warren says in the video, which also depicts Dr. Puliafito holding what appears to be a meth pipe in his hand. According to the Times, the footage eventually shows Puliafito putting the meth pipe into his mouth.
Astonishingly, this video is only one of what appears to be an entire series of footage recorded in 2015 and 2016. Other videos depict Dr. Puliafito heating a glass meth pipe with a blowtorch, Puliafito preparing a “hot rail” of meth for Warren to snort, and Puliafito participating in a practice known as “shotgunning,” which involved Warren blowing meth fumes into his mouth.
Yet another video shows Dr. Puliafito wearing a tuxedo and popping a pill, saying to the camera, “Thought I’d take an ecstasy before the ball.”
Clearly, Dr. Puliafito should never have been the dean of the Keck School of Medicine for as long as he was. As one of the school’s top administrators, Puliafito was largely responsible for the success of his students, but instead of being committed to the next generation of medical doctors, he was committed to meth and partying.
But, Dr. Puliafito certainly hasn’t been the only influential figure that has recently admitted to partying and using drugs. Earlier this year, in April, former president Barack Obama told students at the University of Chicago that had the truth about his teenage years been revealed to the public, it most certainly would have come with consequences. “If you had pictures of everything I’d done when I was in high school I probably wouldn’t have been president of the United States,” he said.
This comment confirms what Barack Obama wrote in his autobiography, Dreams From My Father, in which he talked openly about smoking marijuana and doing cocaine during his teenage years. “It was reflective of the struggles and confusion of a teenage boy,” Obama told an audience of magazine editors back in 2006, when he was still a senator from the state of Illinois. “Teenage boys are frequently confused.”
Indeed, teenage boys really are frequently confused. But in the case of Dr. Puliafito, that doesn’t mean you have to bring those teenage years with you into adulthood.
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