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Obama Smokes?

December 12, 2008

President-elect Obama has my full support, but I have to say that I’m a little disappointed to learn that he’s a smoker. Why disappointed? I want my president to have the willpower to say no to things that are bad for himself, just like I want him to be able to say no to things that are bad for our country. When I hear that someone’s a smoker, I don’t think of him or her as strong. America needs someone strong. Someone larger-than-life strong.

The positive side to this is that it’s not easy to give up a 20-year smoking addiction. If Obama can pull it off, that says something to me about his character, and hopefully he’ll be an inspiration to all those smokers out there who talk about quitting on their cigarette breaks.
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Adam permalink
    December 14, 2008 6:12 pm

    my boy President Bartlet of the West Wing was also an occasional smoker…

  2. Annemarie permalink
    December 15, 2008 12:58 am

    word to the west wing

  3. Anonymous permalink
    December 15, 2008 12:06 pm

    Did you just find this out? He’s been pretty open about quitting for the last year or so…

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