History has taught us many things, but one thing always holds true; do as I say, not as I do. During campaigns and law making sessions members of government always make promises that they may or may not be able deliver on. The leading by example philosophy of life is often skewed by the fact that we are all human. We all make mistakes and we all say one thing and do another. So when the President admits that every now and again he has fallen off the no smoking wagon should it be a big surprise? Even better, should it be a flippin' news story? I really don't care if Obama lights up a Kool or not. There truly must be more important happenings then a White House Drag. Clinton smoked fatties for years in the Oval Office while Monica smoked pole so what's the big deal? Is it a race thing? Is it because a black man is having a Bar-b-Que on the White House lawn smoking menthol's with a forty? You people need to catch up with the times and embrace the new era.