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Stogie Commentary: America’s Cigar Smoker in Chief

15 Nov 2006

Yesterday we reviewed the Hoyo de Monterrey Governor cigar. And today we’re talking about the governor most associated with stogies.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is without doubt the most prominent cigar smoker in America. He has graced the cover of Cigar Aficionado twice – the only other person to do that is Winston Churchill.

That’s why we were disturbed to see this tidbit in a recent article on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website:

He’s getting sensitive about that cigar-smoking image:
Schwarzenegger sat in the courtyard of the Four Seasons (he stayed there, the press didn’t) smoking a stogie as he was interviewed last week. But when photographers were brought out, the stogie suddenly disappeared. He handed it off to his deputy communications guru, Sheryl Main, and she discreetly dumped it so the governor could be snapped stogie-free.

We just wanted to tell Arnold to stick with it.

We love that he put in a cigar tent in the courtyard of the state capitol building, despite the absurd protests of anti-tobacco zealots. And we agree with him that attacks on his smoking tent are “childish.”

That’s why we hope he keeps true to the words he told Fox News back in May 2005: “As long as I’m at the Capitol, I will be smoking my stogies down there, and I will be having people down there smoking stogies.”

Now there’s a political stance we can really get behind!

Patrick S

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4 Responses to “Stogie Commentary: America’s Cigar Smoker in Chief”

  1. Anonymous Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 7:32 am #

    You should have put up this photo:
    http://www.smokersclubinc.com/rimages/arnold1.jpg

  2. Padronnie Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 10:14 am #

    naw…

    This is the best Arnold cigar pic:
    <a href="http://www.pathguy.com/arnold_cigar.jpg” target=”_blank”>www.pathguy.com/arnold_cigar.jpg

  3. Anonymous Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 10:36 am #

    does the governor like Hoyo governors?

  4. Anonymous Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 1:50 pm #

    Rumor has it the Predator was just an anti-smoking zealot gone mad.