Obama admits that he still smokes cigarettes. (Via Instapundit.)
Obviously, this is something short of a scandal, but there are a few reasons why we should care. As I noted last April, Obama’s campaign has seen in the past fit to lie about his smoking, and they’ve chosen to make political his ability to quit. Also, as the ABC report points out, his continued smoking gives additional reason for concern over his refusal to release his medical records (in contrast to McCain’s open disclosure).
Of course, if it were revealed that McCain secretly smokes, I don’t doubt it would become a huge political issue.
smoking is a sign of weakness. It shocks me that he can’t even exhibit self control but we expect him to effectively control the country???