Thursday, February 12, 2009

Right conclusion, wrong rationale

I agree with what Ken Hoffman said in his column here, but I don't agree with the line of reasoning he used to get there. Michael Phelps shouldn't be granted leniency just because he's an Olympic swimmer. He should be granted leniency because what he did wasn't nearly as bad as what our would-be masters would like us to think it is. I do find it quite disheartening that the national conversation hasn't gone more toward that and a rethinking of this whole War On Some Drugs nonsense.