Author: bluecollarworker Date: Apr 14, 2008 21:12
Maybe he will do it and then maybe he won't. Seems the media has been
trying to get a picture of him smoking but are having a difficult
time. Are there any pictures of him sniffing cocaine?
Obama has admitted to cocaine and marijuana use in his teenage years,
but it's his use of cigarettes that has merited national media
The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote that his penchant for
butts makes the Democrat "intriguingly imperfect," while Fox News
Channel's John Gibson has called it "Obama's dirty little secret" and
argued that it makes him wonder "what else do we not know about Barack
Obama?" (This literally days before Gibson helped spread the false
smear that Obama attended an Indonesian madrassa as a youth.)
Clearly mindful of the image issues smoking may cause, Obama has been
careful to keep images of him with what health advocates call "cancer
sticks" out of the newspapers.