Much ado about smoking! The press is all titillated by Herman Cain’s campaign ad:
CNN did a lengthy story about it last night. (It was mildly amusing, but it profited from the work of some funny late-night TV comics. Also David Letterman.) This is ironic, since newscasters back in the olden days (back when newscasters had balls) smoked on the set. Here’s Edward R. Murrow sporting his favorite smoldering accessory:
And it’s hardly unusual for political types to smoke, right? I mean, you’ve got Boehner copping drags left and right:
And when Obama smokes a cigarette, it’s like awesome:
Obama has even been known to toke a doobster or two:
Even little kids are in on it:
So we’ll ask again: Why all the commotion?