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June 3, 2009

How Long Before We Bring Back Burning Suspected Witches At The Stake?

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:53 am
Danica's Nether Region

Danica's Nether Region

The one thing I cannot tolerate in this country today is the wave of over-the-top political correctness that has everyone walking around on egg shells. The current wave of puritanical intolerance cannot fade out rapidly enough. The latest do-gooder to nail himself to a cross in public is the leader of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. His name is Travis Tygart.

His meddlesome brouhaha began when Indy Car driver Danica Patrick joked with sports guy Dan Patrick on the subject of performance enhancement. The Sports Illustrated article features Danica being asked if she could take a performance-enhancing drug and not get caught, would she do it if it allowed her to win the Indianapolis 500. Danica gave a stock motorsports-type answer, which was:  ‘Well, then it’s not cheating, is it? If nobody finds out?’ Dan Patrick pressed: ‘So you would do it?’

Danica indicated ‘Yeah, it would be like finding a gray area. In motorsports, we work in the gray areas a lot. You’re trying to find where the holes are in the rule book.’

Later said her answers were a joke and she apologized if they came across differently. Of course Travis indicated they were ‘totally irresponsible’ and expressed deep concern for children, as they always do.

It is bad enough holier-than-thous stick their noses into other folks’ business, but I wish the guy would learn a thing or two about the colorful history of the sport of auto racing where bending rules is a time honored tradition.

Danica handled the non-issue with much more grace and tact than I would have. I would have told the guy to kiss my arse and mind his own business. But that’s just me.


1 Comment »

  1. OMG!!! For once I completely agree with you!!!

    Excuse me while I check Google maps to see if the Atlantic Ocean has turned to strawberry yogurt!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Comment by AZZO45 — June 3, 2009 @ 3:03 am | Reply

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