Oh, for Christ’s sake.
Barack Obama had a routine physical — his first as president — over the weekend, and like pretty much every president before him, he was pronounced “in excellent health.” So excellent, in fact, that he doesn’t even need another trip to the doctor until 2012. So what’s the news? Ask some people and they’ll say: He hasn’t quit smoking.
But ask Matt Drudge and a bunch of crazy Republicans who are going insane right now, and they’ll say: Barack Obama is an alcoholic.
From the top of the Drudge Report right now:
Now we’re not doctors (duh), but unlike some people, we’ve been blessed with an ability to read simple English. You can download the entire summary of the physical exam here if you’re so inclined, but here’s the section Drudge is referencing. It’s called “recommendations:”
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.”
Did you see that word that Drudge missed? Did you see how the doctor (note, Matt Drudge is not a doctor) wrote “continue”? In other words, Obama is already trying to quit smoking, exercising daily, eating healthy, consuming a moderate amount of alcohol, getting periodic dental care and getting recommended immunizations.
Of course, in Matt Drudge’s world, this medical exam explains it all. Now we know why Obama pushed for a beer summit. Now we know why he tried to win Molson off the Canadian prime minister. And now we know why he choked on a pretzel and almost died while watching football. It’s because he’s a drunk. Yeah, that’s the ticket!