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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Just Say No...It Takes Balls 

Lance Armstrong's weekend love fest with President George W. Bush, imaginatively dubbed, Tour de Crawford, is nauseating. Talk about squandering goodwill, following his unprecedented and inspirational seventh Tour de France victory. Said the ever witty President:
There are certain things that age brings with it, and not wearing the formfitting Lycra short is one of them, if you know what I mean.

Although Armstrong has voiced his opposition to the war (in terms of costs and allied support rather than criticizing a doctrine of preemptive occupation), his choice of friends leaves much to be desired.

Much fuss has been made over Bush’s newfound love of cycling since he injured his knee, and Armstrong’s visit offers a great PR opportunity for a President whose popularity is in a freefall.

Surely Armstrong understands that he's not just a fellow Texan -- he's a brand, and right now, a Bush association is about as good for branding purposes as Michael Jackson would be for repairing the Catholic Church's image in the wake of their global pedophile scandals. Said Armstrong:

It's a dream scenario for me. Now that President Bush doesn't run anymore, he rides his mountain bike fanatically. People wonder why he's stays at the ranch so long, it might be the mountain bike trails.

With all the bloodshed in Iraq, perhaps everyone can start adding red plastic arm bracelets to support dying, maimed and tortured Americans and Iraqis devastated by The President’s War on Terror.

George and Lance’s Excellent Adventures.

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