Obama ran off before I could ask him if he’d just snuck a smoke, so I called his campaign.
They denied it. He’d quit months before, in February, they insisted. He chewed nicorette…
Except….last night on MSNBC’s Hardball, Obama admitted that his attempt to wean himself from the vile tobacco weed had not been entirely successful…
It’s not a big deal in the scheme of things — the war on Iraq, a major economic crisis — indeed, it’s miniscule. Hardly worth mentioning.
Except that I don’t like feeling that I wasn’t being dealt with honestly. And as much as citizens who are suspect of the media might scoff at such a notion, many of us consider ourselves to be your representatives to help make sure our leaders are telling us the truth, and leading the country down a path we’re confident is the right one.
Now, in addition to the n-word, the mouthbreathing set gets to say ‘fags’ with impunity. I can’t wait for OldPunk’s perspective.
[Gavin adds: Oh, just wait for the word, 'nicorette,' to be pronounced with a bit too much jaunty eyebrow, perhaps on Fox & Friends.]
Also, Tapper? Save the ‘noble watchdog’ hooey for torture memos and such. Not for the TMZ-style garbage. It’s the journo version of crying wolf.