Pubdate: Tue, 24 Feb 2009
Source: Belleville News-Democrat (IL)
Copyright: 2009 Belleville News-Democrat
Author: Adam Parker


I think it's hilarious that the media covered the Michael Phelps bong
story with such intense coverage.

People are crying out that he in not a hero anymore. How come no one
cried foul when it was found out that our president smoked pot and
snorted cocaine? That story sure didn't last long. The media and most
people were able to ignore that.

I think the media should really be covering the fact that our hero
president has appointed Timothy Geitner as our secretary of the
Treasury, a man who dodged his own taxes, and Tom Daschle, who was
picked to be the health secretary, who also dodged taxes, but
conveniently withdrew his nomination. Oh but wait, we can't ignore
Nancy Killefer, who was picked to be the first chief performance
officer. She also withdrew her nomination due to tax evasion.

I think the choosing of our U.S. leaders is 10 times more important a
story than the story of an Olympic hero who smoked a little pot but
did something positive for our country other than say pretty words,
smile a lot, and appoint dishonest people to help run the country.
It's amazing how many people are blinded by "change."

Adam Parker

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