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There is a certain arbitrary standard that we, as Americans, hold our president to. Yes, he can golf, but he can’t golf that much. He especially can’t golf when the country is in a recession or in the 12 months following a natural disaster. Sure, he can have an occasional cigarette or glass of wine, but what kind of message is that sending to the people? It’s all a bit ironic considering the last three presidents probably spent enough money on drugs in their college years to have financed Pablo Escobar’s summer home. But, as society demands it, the president has to be straight as an arrow, and that doesn’t sit well with everyone.
Speaker of the House John Boehner understands the crippling limitations of the nation’s highest office and he wants no part of it.
From Huffington Post:
“I like to play golf. I like to cut my own grass,” said Boehner, the top Republican in Congress. “I do drink red wine. I smoke cigarettes. And I’m not giving that up to be President of the United States.”
It’s weird how one sentence about why he shouldn’t be President makes it feel all the more like he should be President. Is he playing mind games with us?
Someone else can deal with universal healthcare, national debt, and all of that garbage. Boehner will be on the back nine lighting a cigar with his buddies and wiping his ass with your irrelevant opinions about his lifestyle.
[via Huffington Post]
Image via The New York Times