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5 years 37 weeks ago, 12:20 AM

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While I'm hot....

"""WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Barack Obama failed to give a straight answer when asked on a U.S. talkshow on Sunday whether he had managed to quit smoking.

In a country where cigarettes are responsible for one in five deaths and smoking costs tens of billions of dollars in health care, Obama has been under pressure to set an example by giving up his reported two-decade-old habit.

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" program, interviewer Tom Brokaw told Obama he had ducked answering the question during an interview last month with ABC's Barbara Walters.

Noting that the White House was a no-smoking zone, Brokaw asked Obama, "Have you stopped smoking?"

"I have," Obama replied, smiling broadly. "What I said was that there are times where I have fallen off the wagon."

"Wait a minute," Brokaw interjected, "that means you haven't stopped."

"Fair enough," Obama said. "What I would say is that I have done a terrific job under the circumstances of making myself much healthier. You will not see any violations of these rules in the White House."

Obama was often observed on the presidential campaign trail chewing Nicorette gum, which helps ease the craving for nicotine. He has tried several times to quit.

The 47-year-old president-elect, who takes office on January 20, works out daily at the gym and sometimes plays basketball. His doctor said in May he was in excellent health, often jogged 3 miles a day and was fit to serve as U.S. president.

Website www.cigaraficionado.com says Gerald Ford, who served from 1974-77, was the last U.S. president to use tobacco on a regular basis. The White House no-smoking rule was imposed by former First Lady Hillary Clinton, now Obama's nominee for secretary of state.

(Editing by Alan Elsner)"""

Funny how things work out...

When the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny. -Thomas Jefferson
5 years 37 weeks ago, 12:31 AM

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obama should

smoke a fatty in the white house!i didnt inhale!hahaha

5 years 37 weeks ago, 10:35 AM

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I think its funny that

I think its funny that Hillary thought her chair was high enough that she actually needed to pass a ban on smoking in the white house! Man she loves to tell others what to do and how to live their lives. You'd think that a U.S senator would make better use of her time/power/influence. FIND SOME BETTER THINGS TO DO!

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 2:40 PM

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Oh no...

How dare a president-elect set such a bad example by smoking. If he were a non-smoker while working to take away our rights and turning our nation into a socialist, welfare state, that would be okay. But not while he smokes. That just sends the wrong message to our kids.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 36 weeks ago, 6:09 PM

d_ho13

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Well done boys. Let's hope they find something better to do with their time AND leave us gunowners out of it. At least they helped my buddy (a regional fleet salesman for Chrysler) and gave good ol American workers a chance to fight off this bad spell in the "bailout of Detroit". Can't wait to pay that one back....as long as they forget us law-abiding tax paying shooters!

When the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny. -Thomas Jefferson

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