President-Elect Barack Obama is in talks to appear on the cover of Cigar Aficionado.
The news reportedly isn’t sitting well with First Lady-to-be Michelle Obama, who was promised by her husband that he’d quit smoking if she gave her blessing for him to run for president. Under some pressure-filled events in the campaign–such as the town-hall debates against John McCain and whenever his teleprompter quit working–Obama was known to relapse into tobacco.
“I find cigars to be a stylish, somewhat safer alternative to cigarettes,” Obama said in a statement. “It is my hope that this interview with Cigar Aficionado might perhaps open a dialogue with Cuba. I’ve heard their cigars are quite good.
Obama plans too to take the “ette” off of cigarette.