A Lack of Credibility

I was surprised to find that the phrase “blow smoke up one’s ass” actually originated with a procedure used to resuscitate drowning victims. A tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum in an attempt to resuscitate him.  Not surprisingly, it was not effective and lost credibility. Politicians have never signed off on the lack of credibility of such a procedure and to this day insist on blowing smoke up our asses.

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