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  •  It's going to take a very long time (0+ / 0-)

    for most of us to absorb, understand and come to terms with what Armstrong did with his cheating, not just in terms of cycling and the competitive cycling world but in general, given that so many non-cyclists and non-cycling fans followed his career and admired him so much. It's like finding out that George Washington was actually an accomplice of Benedict Arnold, or that your father lived a double live with another family. The nature and extent of his cheating given his place in the sports and cycling worlds and in the popular imagination are simply too great for me to wrap my head around right now. It's enormous.

    Whereas Romney, while perhaps the worst of the lot, is basically just another standard issue lying sack of political shit out for himself on a massive ego trip, more a symptom of a deeply corrupt political and business system than a fallen hero. Yeah, I didn't realize how loathsome he really is till fairly recently, not having paid him much attention. But he's no Armstrong of the political world. Nixon set that standard, and Romney's just following in it.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 02:41:56 PM PDT

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