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Letter: Fallen idols

Fallen idols

Lance Armstrong is not the only liar. Culturally, in this country we have a really big problem, and it stems from money, fame and power and how people and corporations go about achieving certain goals. Think about the recent “deflategate” in sports. Think about Brian Williams exaggerating about a wild helicopter ride a long time ago. Remember when Karl Rove and company sank John McCain? Or when Bush and Cheney lied about weapons of mass destruction? They also sank Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson. Do not forget all of those AAA bundles of golden mortgages that were sold all over the planet. I think people should be smarter about who their heroes are. Heroes are people, and people make mistakes. Lots of mistakes. All of the time. Maybe people should forgive Armstrong and think about the good things he has done and is doing. Was he not at a function helping out? At the same time, maybe Lance should take responsibility for imbibing and running into a couple of cars and leaving the scene and then talking someone else into taking the heat! If I did anything like all the mistakes in this paragraph, I would be stuck in jail somewhere. I also would feel really stupid.

Miles Knudson



Santa Fe, New Mexico


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