Unbelievable hypocrisy of Michael Kinsley
I thought you would enjoy this tidbit I found today. Michael Kinsley has written a column saying Chris Christie cannot be president because of his weight:
“Look, I’m sorry, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie cannot be president: He is just too fat… we shouldn’t overlook it — unless he goes on a diet and shows he can stick to it. “
Read more from on Christie from Kinsley
So I did a search to see if Kinsley said anything about Obama’s smoking. This is from November 20th, 2008:
“If Obama actually has accomplished the miracle of giving up cigarettes at the apogee of a presidential race, he should be happy to let us know this and add to his superman image. And if he hasn’t? Well, if he is straight with us about it, we should forgive him. So he’s not a superman. Neither are we. In a democracy, that is a good thing for ruler and ruled to know they have in common. Furthermore, as presidential vices go, this one is not near the top. As for being a role model for youths, Obama’s good habits outweigh this single bad one.
Obama’s steely calm is now one of our country’s major assets. If he needs an occasional cigarette to preserve it, let’s hand him an ashtray, offer him a light and look the other way.”
Read more on Obama from Kinsley
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