Pubdate: Sun, 08 Feb 2009
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2009 The Calgary Sun
Author: Russell Barth


I am ashamed of Michael Phelps -- not for hitting the bong, but for 
apologizing! He eats tons of junk food, slams beers and shooters at 
parties and pubs, gropes strippers, then apologizes for smoking pot? 
What a goof! What he should do is say: "Dig me, kids! I am Aquaman! I 
have super-swimming powers! And I smoke pot!" He should also use his 
fame to become a spokesman for medical marijuana users' rights around 
the world, and publicly denounce marijuana prohibition! But no, he 
apologized, just to keep his endorsement deals. This teaches kids 
capitalism and conformity are far more honourable than freedom and 
sensible drug policy.


(Not many sports heroes are endorsing pot these days.)
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