Hey, Barack Obama still smokes.
I thought he’d quit a long time ago. But as he tells Men’s Health this month, he still “bums smokes” while he’s out there campaigning. But then, for some reason, this guy who can’t actually quit offers up advice for others in the same boat: “Eliminate certain key connections — that first cigarette in the morning, or after a meal, or with a drink,” he said. “If you can eliminate those triggers, that should help.”
Uhh … I guess it actually doesn’t, Barack, since you’re still smoking. He then goes on to say it’s no big deal, as he only ever smoked eight or nine deathsticks a day anyway … so smoking now isn’t that bad.
“I figure, seeing as I’m running for president, I need to cut myself a little slack,” he says. Hmmm … that’s a pretty Clintonesque attitude.
I used to make excuses along those lines, like “I’m under a lot of stress,” or “Just let me get through Christmas,” and I kept bumming smokes every time I quit. The eventual trick, the thing that has kept me smoke-free for a long time now, is this: quit making excuses.
But I don’t think they teach that at presidential candidate school.