Media Conspiracy!Michael Kinsley argues that Barack Obama, smoker, claims he quit smoking, but probably didn't quit smoking. Kinsley makes the very good point that why the hell does Barack Obama need to quit smoking? We elected him because he's so cool and calm, the last thing we should do is take away his cigarettes. Not mentioned: why do we never see our smoking politicians smoke anymore? No photographs! How can a man be followed around by cameras essentially non-stop for two years without someone snapping a photo of him bumming a smoke? Everyone's in the tank! (Of course, it doesn't matter anyway, as Barack Obama is not even eligible to be president. It's true!) (It's not true.)