NEWS BLOG (WSAU) It will be good to be back at work on Wednesday. I need to restore some common sense to the Tiger Woods story. It's gotten crazy while I've been away.
It's only been two days, and I've lost track of the number of supposed mistresses who've come forward. It's either 7 or 9. And counting.
The Clinton White House used to call these situations "bimbo eruptions". Tiger Wood's personal life is still spouting like a volcano.
But now comes the craziness. Eugene Robinson, Washington Post columnist, notes that all of Tiger Woods' mistresses have the same 'look'. Specifically, Tiger Woods is attracted to the type of woman who has a different skin color than his. This drivel stops short of saying that the affairs would be somehow more acceptable if Tiger's women were all the colors of the rainbow. But aapparently its a double-negative to be a cheater and not to pick one for column A and one from column B. (Read it here -- but, I warn you, you'll be upset: http://tinyurl.com/yg5rcy4)
And now comes something obvious that no one is talking about. While Tiger Woods may be guilty of very bad judgement, his wife may be guilty of domestic violence. Or course tempers run high with the 7th.... 8th.... 9th mistresses come forward. I'm sure Tiger's cellphone needed to be better-hidden from his wife. But the proper response, the legal one, is not to attack the cheater with a 5-iron, or glue his manhood to his stomach, or cut it off with a knife. That's illegal. If she caused the bruises on Tiger Wood's body, she's a criminal, and should face justice for it. The sisterhood-of-the-jaded cheers "serves him right!". Where are the voices of reason, saying "decide if you want to leave him -- and take a chunk of his money with you -- and don't break the law in the process"?
Operations Manager, Midwest Communications-Wausau
Many thanks to Tom King for filling in for me on The WSAU Wisconsin Morning News. I'm looking forward to returning tomorrow.
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