Granny Snob, a woman who has fought poverty, stroke and cancer to remain the quick witted, incredible woman she is today, is a nearly pack-a-day smoker. While visiting us this weekend, a house filled with non-smokers, she got her smoke on in our basement and out on the patio with regularity. No one likes that she smokes. Everyone would love it if she quit (especially after beating back a stroke AND cancer), but she refuses.
She is also 81-years-old and honestly doesn’t give a crap what we think. Pass that lady her lighter and her Winstons!
While I don’t know if the president smokes Winstons (And goodness, I hope not. Those are some cragnasty ciggies.) I’m pretty sure if he asked nicely enough, Granny Snob would let him bum one of her cancer sticks. And she doesn’t share those things with ANYONE. But he is the president.
That said, why do reporters treat the president’s smoking like some tawdry secret? Everyone knows that he was a smoker. Everyone knows that he is trying to quit and that quitting is the hardest part. Everyone knows that cigarettes are bad for you, but what is up with this?
More after the jump.