Sam

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Tiger Woods, paragon of hypocrisy.

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Well I see that Tiger has taken his first practice round at Augusta in preparation for the Masters which begins later this week.  As I speculated a few weeks ago, most people in the galleries this morning decided to ignore their inner moral compasses ( if they were not already broken) and cheer for Tiger.  I guess if you asked these people why they continue to support Tiger – whose extramarital sexual escapades make Eliot Spitzer and Mark Sanford look tame – they no doubt would say that he has taken responsiblity for his actions and is seeking treatment ( this is the standard apologia for moral transgressions that most American public figures resort to when they are caught with their pants down, so to speak)  And, of course, they would add that he is a great golfer.  Naturally, Tiger has admitted culpability.  That is what he had to do to salvage his career and the millions of dollars in endorsements from the corporate behemoths that have not already dropped him.  But is he genuinely remorseful ? I doubt it.  He appears just as arrogant now as ever and the message that his new goatee sends is that he still has a wild side ( an odd choice of self-expression for someone who has suffered a complete moral breakdown)   And all do all the fans in the gallery  this morning really think Tiger is going to remain faithful to his wife and spurn the legions of cheap women who want to hook up with him and sell their story to The National Enquirer ?  Probably not. But they cheered him anyway. I wonder what Arnold Palmer thinks of all of this ?

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