Lance Armstrong yesterday and the Oprah Winfrey interview. I wonder — we won’t know this because nobody’s talking about it. We won’t know this until — by the way, a two-parter now, Thursday and Friday. It went so long, 112 questions. That’s how many she prepped and she asked almost all of them. But I’m wondering if Oprah thought to ask Lance Armstrong about his position on gun control and whether or not he’s pro-choice. Because, you know, a few well-chosen answers by Lance Armstrong and he could be home free.
All he’s gotta do is come out and say, “Yep, I’m pro-choice all the way, Oprah! And get rid of guns? Well, yeah!” How can they…? I mean, they’d have to embrace him. What faster way to get back in the good graces of the dominant media culture in this country than to do that? Armstrong could also point out… I just found this out last night. Lance Armstrong won seven Tours de France, and he’s been stripped of all the titles. But do you know that the guys who finished second have not been awarded the titles because they, too, were doping?
The bicycling agencies, authorities are having to look really hard to find anybody who wasn’t doping. So it’s a fair race. It’s one of the things that Lance Armstrong could say. He could say that, and they could give back his titles. I mean, the DOJ (Department of Justice) today might join a whistleblower suit. There is a lawsuit going at Armstrong to claw back all the endorsement money he got, ’cause it is now under false pretense. He cheated. He didn’t really win those contests legitimately. One of his sponsors was the Postal Service and they paid Armstrong 30 mill.