The Vice Squad

“This is probably the most sinless president we’re likely to get in the foreseeable millennium, and yet he’s already got the health Nazis on his tail,” writes‘s Ron Rosenbaum, in a defense against recent assaults by Barbara Walters and Tom Brokaw on Obama’s smoking habit; dependence on vices is always a dangerous game for people so prominently placed in the public eye, as Michael Chertoff, Director of Homeland Security and the nation’s top immigration official, surely feels since the Washington Post reported he’s been depending upon illegal immigrants to clean his house for years; but those outside the political realm often get off the hook much easier: A STOP SMILING interview with Chan Marshall (Cat Power) in our first 20 Interviews issue shows just how endearing a bit of addiction can make a conversation.