Sunday, July 08, 2007
WSJ Endorses Cigarettes!
GLASGOW -- Last Saturday afternoon, baggage handler John Smeaton was standing in front of Glasgow Airport smoking a cigarette when a Jeep Cherokee burst into flames nearby.
The article doesn't say what the outcome was (we're presumed to know) nor suggest that the cigarette gave him strength and energy like spinach gave Popeye-the-Sailor. But if John didn't smoke (or smoking were still allowed in the terminal), he wouldn't be such news, would he? Maybe someone else would be, but who knows?. Okay, the Wall Street Journal doesn't actually credit the cigarette with an assist, but it doesn't hide the fact that a smoker was smoking when he had the provocation to intervene and instinctively seized it (not because he was a smoker, but because he is who he is; nor to become a hero, but he did).
I wonder how the editorial/commentary pages would have spun it.
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