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In Defense of President Obama’s Drinking


The Drudge Report is currently highlighting the last sentence of a Guardian article that asserts that President Obama’s doctors “recommended ‘moderation of alcohol intake’” — an assertion that would lead the reader to believe that his doctors regard his drinking as excessive.  But the actual recommendation from the released medical report is quite different:

Continue smoking cessation efforts, a daily exercise program, healthy diet, moderation in alcohol intake, periodic dental care, and remain up-to-date with recommended immunizations.

In other words, Obama’s doctors are recommending that he continue his moderate drinking.

Alas, something as simple as excessive drinking is not the explanation for all of Obama’s actual excesses.


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