Friday, May 23, 2008

Obama's Dirty Secret

Spain dwellers will probably be surprised to hear that a very common Spanish pastime that Barack Obama indulges in is something that he is desperately trying to conceal from the American people. Smoking.

This is a big deal over in Yanquilandia because many people see smoking as a very nasty habit only partaken in by weak-willed individuals. Presidents don’t smoke, at least not modern day Democratic presidents. Smoking is for shady, back-room dealing Republicans.

Obama says he is trying to quit, or has quit, or something. The Barack-obsessed American media sure isn’t going to out him though. They consistently only have great things to say about ol’ Barack. I bet if Hillary even looked at a cigarette it would be all over the papers about what white trash she is.

One good thing they say the cigarettes do for Obama is they make his voice all maple syrupy and smooth, like some kind of jazz radio disk-jockey. People really do love his voice. If he quits smoking he may lose that rich, resonant, authoritative sound that some people say intones “president.”

Maybe Hillary should pick up a pack of Ducados. Her voice could use some toning down. People may be voting solely on which voice they will be subjected to for the next 8 years.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not like America doesn't have real problems to deal with that people should give a shit if Obama smokes. I suppose the same people who are trying to make this an issue are the same ones who swift-boated Kerry. Take a decorated war hero and make him look worse than a draft dodger and a guy who couldn't even be bothered to finish his National Guard obligations.

Carl said...

I don't think this is a "Swift-Boatable Issue" that the Republicans would run with. It is more something that educated, green, left-leaning types (Obama’s base) would not be too crazy about and probably would be surprised to know.

Jever said...

Obama's smoking seems similar to Clinton's sex life. Both are trying to hide it.

I do not see a person as less educated because he/she smokes. I do not see a person as less capable to run the country because he smokes, is gay, has an extra-marital affair or some other personal passions. He could be kissing his guinea-pig at night, I would not care.

It is important what he does for the country and its people, nothing else.

If I wanted somebody perfect, I should vote for God.

Carl said...

I don't think this is a big deal, just probably interesting to those in Spain.

Everything about a President is open to discussion and critique though.

Jever said...

Of course, everything is open for discussion.

I was just voicing my opinion, not trying to criticize the writer of this post.

Some people - like me - distinguish between doing a job and having a private life.

Carl, I enjoy reading your posts.

Carl said...

Absolutely no offense taken Jever. Thanks for all your comments.

Anthony said...

Obama is addicted . He can't help it if he can't quit. Nevertheless, I prefere non-smoking presidents.

Carl said...

I think a lot of people feel as you do. That's what Obama's team is worried about.

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