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Election Reflection

First of all, an early congratulations to our presumptive next president.

This week’s Economist has endorsed Barack Obama – no surprise. However, something struck me about the cover:

I suspect somebody photoshopped out a cigarette from his hand. It’s no big secret that Obama is a smoker, but if there was ever any doubt, just look at how cool, confident, and suave he looks in this photo. That’s the spitting image of a smoker, if I ever saw it.

So my question is, why remove the cigarette? Can’t a guy smoke a cig and be president? Sometimes it seems like smokers are more derided than homosexuals and atheists combined. 😉

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4 Responses

  1. Angela says:

    This is definitely true and like I always say “Smokers are some of my favorite people.”

  2. Libby says:

    And they’re especially fun to live with. 😉

  3. Dan says:

    Except that gays and atheists would never be elected President today. And I bet you if he were holding a Dawkins book or another man’s hand that would be a bit more of a scandal.

  4. Libby says:

    Thanks Dan. That comment was intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek.

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