Out of the Humidor
From the Print Edition:
Vince McMahon, Nov/Dec 99
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I rarely find myself at odds with your magazine. However, I must take issue with your placement of President Clinton in the Top 100, much less at number 13. My reasons are not due to my feelings about him politically, as I can find others on your list that I may have philosophical differences with, but nonetheless respect as a cigar smoker. My reasons that he should not be on the list are:
1. He cannot even admit he smokes them. How can I respect him as a cigar smoker when he has to do it in secret?
2. There has never been such a unified attack on the rights of smokers as there has been under his term in office.
3. No one person has done more to damage the tobacco industry than President Clinton has. We know that it is not just cigarettes that they are after. The Justice Department, the Food and Drug Administration, et al all follow the lead of who is in the White House. Please adjust your list to find someone more deserving to be included in such an elite group.
Douglas R. Hurst
via Cigar Aficionado Online
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Please explain to me your theory that Whoopi Goldberg is the 19th "greatest cigar lover this century." I have seen many things that I disagree with, but this tops them all. Zino Davidoff at number 22 and Whoopi Goldberg at 19; just think about how stupid that sounds. If Zino was alive today, would you have printed that, and given the Davidoff Double "R" an 80 in the same issue? This magazine has no class.
Michael R. McKinney
Winter Park, Florida
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