An Olympic-Sized Embarrassment For The US

Posted: February 11, 2006 in Uncategorized
I watched the opening ceremonies for the Olympics last night. 
 
Personally, I’m not a big "pageantry" guy.
 
But, I do respect what they are trying to do.
 
Even with the worse music selection of all time (Disco??), there was something magical about watching the very proud, the very deserving athletes of every nation — big and small — walk onto the world stage.
 
All nations but the US.
 
What do we get? 
 
One American clown acting like a chimpanzee in front of the camera.
 
Another — I think it was the half-piper, Gretchen Bleiler — was offensively chatting away on her cell phone.
 
It’s not like there weren’t other kids there.  Or self-confident people.  Or rebels. 
 
It’s just all those others weren’t embarrassingly disrespectful to the entire world.
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