‘Stupid is as stupid does’ | AspenTimes.com

‘Stupid is as stupid does’

Dear Editor:

This famous quote from a movie applies to Michael Phelps and the photo of him taking a hit off of a bong. Michael is a “23-year-old kid.” How many of us have done something stupid when we were 23? Hell, even older. I know I have.

I wonder if the person who took the photo was paid for their photo? I wonder if Michael ever took a test to prove of disprove he really took a hit? If the decriminalization of pot had taken place would there have been such a big deal made out of what Michael did?

OK, so Michael made a really dumb mistake. Now it is time to forgive and forget what he did. He does not need to be punished by law enforcement, nor dropped by any sponsors.

Harry Temple

Snowmass Village

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