Barack's White Smoke Lies

I can't believe that a member of the mainstream media would admit a character flaw, but Jake Tapper, on his ABC blog, tells a story about how he ran into Barack one day last August when the Senator reeked of tobacco smoke. The campaign insisted that it wasn't true, as Barack had quit smoking. This was contradicted, second hand, on Hardball this week as Barack admitted that he'd fallen off the wagon a few times.

Jake's unhappy with being deceived.

And perhaps he's found a weakness to Barack. A need to be perfect, and an inability to accept otherwise about himself. A more dramatic interpretation would be that he's a bit like Hillary - willing to lie to get ahead.

Because seriously, could liberals support him with as much zeal - could he be their angel - if he still smoked?

I don't think so.