When we put people way up high on a
pedestal, the only thing we can know for certain is that they will
eventually fall. Here in America, we tend to have expectations for our
public figures that we ourselves cannot even begin to live up to,
essentially setting them up for certain failure. We tend to forget
that no one is perfect, not even a record setting, Olympic
gold-medalist. But oh, how we want them to be.
darling of the swimming pool, winner of eight gold medals, hero and
role-model for children everywhere was photographed smoking pot at a
party in South Carolina and, under South Carolina law that constitutes
a misdemeanor charge carrying a fine of up to $200 and up to 30 days in
jail. Phelps has admitted to his crime and it is now up to the law
enforcement officials to decide what will be his fate . . . or is it?
It seems that the court of public opinion is already in full swing.
We all have our ideas of how this situation should be handled, don't we? What do you think? Should we stone
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