June 12, 2009

Good Question

I know that we should all make fun of FoxNews for asking the question, but I'm actually interested to know if Obama's quiting smoking will survive the stress of the office. A reformed smoker President, sneaking cigarettes under the stress of the job, is something that pops up a lot in fiction. The West Wing did it, as did Tom Clancy in Executive Orders. Usually the fictional Presidents bum a light off of Secret Service agents or generals in the situation room, always outside the watchful eye of the First Lady.

I can't imagine a tougher job. For some reason, I'm comforted by the though of a sneaky smoke to relieve the stress.

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