“Bomb Kazakhstan! Or one of the other ‘stans. Or just get me some guy named Stan to punch out!”
I hate the thought of the President of the United States having nicotine withdrawal. An edgy commander-in-chief makes me nervous.
But Michelle Obama went public Tuesday with the news that her husband has quit smoking. She says he says he hasn’t smoked in a year. Good for him. I hope that’s true. What gives me pause is that he’s said in the past “I constantly struggle with it,” but “am I a daily smoker? No.”
I’ve never met someone who constantly struggles with smoking, but can go a day without one. Heaven knows I couldn’t. It was all or nothing for me, until nothing finally won.
But we must give the benefit of the doubt, so now you can have the president over for dinner, and not have to ask him to step outside for his après-dinner puff. And he needn’t worry about being a social pariah.
I don’t know about you, but I feel safer already.