Of course it had to come from the non-Koolaid foreign media:
Is the pressure starting to tell on the US president?
Barack Obama informed the world that he had given up smoking in 2011 after 30 years. But a photograph taken unawares by the spokesman of Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi appears to suggest that he has taken up the habit again.
Michelle Obama said he had made it a condition of agreeing to support her husband’s bid for the White House in 2007 that he finally put aside tobacco, but he had apparently initially been unable to fulfill his side of the bargain, reportedly begging aides to supply him a smoke in secret.
Now a photo taken on a balcony on the margins of the G7 meeting in Bavaria shows Obama apparently taking a cigarette from a packet. The picture was posted on Instagram by Renzi’s spokesman Filippo Sensi.
Again? More like “still”.
The only thing that Obama quit doing was smoking in public. And as usual, he lied.
I am not shocked that he is still smoking. Smoking is a nasty habit that is harder to quit than heroin. I’m glad I never started because I couldn’t afford it now.
Nor am I surprised that he lied about it. This is the kind of lie that doesn’t really bother me. This is like telling your dentist that you floss after every meal even though you haven’t bought any floss in three years. You’re not hurting anybody, you’re just embarrassed to admit the truth.
It’s like lying about a blow job, not like lying about how four Americans died or saying “If you like your plan you can keep your plan.” Those are lies that matter.
Meanwhile, one of these two pictures is of Marco Rubio’s $80,000 “luxury speedboat”. Can you guess which one?