Out of the Humidor
From the Print Edition:
cigar case, Summer 93
(continued from page 4)
I know President Bill Clinton reads your magazine. I'm hopeful he'll give consideration to my request. Here is my letter:
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20335
Dear President Clinton:
I know my tax increase this year would be much more palatable if I could light up a Cuban Cohiba, Hoyo de Monterrey or Ramon Allones the night I sign my tax return.
The world has changed so much since President Kennedy initiated the trade embargo against Cuba. Considering who the United States has been willing to do business with, the trade embargo against Cuba sticks out like a discarded cigar butt at a tea party. It has no place in today's political or economic world. Besides, unlike President Kennedy, I was unable to stock up on my favorite Cuban cigars the night before the embargo went into effect.
You have presented us with a challenge and burden that, as good Americans, we will meet. Please help ease the pain of April 15, by making it possible for us to enjoy a good Cuban smoke.
Very truly yours,
E. Melville McKinney
[The above was sent to the White House, and then Mr. McKinney sent us a copy.]
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William Mills — Orlando, Florida, USA, — June 13, 2013 7:37pm ET
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