I hope I’m good at what I do. Because, I am further reminded as to why I am not a writer. Today, Martin Dugard, a real writer, outlines clearly, concisely, and eloquently some of the overarching themes that are woven through the recent media attention to the various doping stories out there. To put it in one word, Lance.
Read the entry titled Swift Boating.
Why does virtually every doping story bring the reader to Lance Armstrong? I guess many feel that the general public believes the axiom “Where there is smoke, there is fire.” Therefore, I believe that people like Dick Pound are setting off smoke canisters and yelling “See! See! There must be fire there! Look at all that smoke!”
I have come to the conclusion that with all the cumulative investigative-hours put towards looking, there is nothing to find. Nothing can stay hidden under that pressure, ask Nixon.
As Mr. Dugard puts it; “Would Dick Pound’s life hold up to similar scrutiny?”