So Carl Lewis is running for office in LD8. Well, I suppose we don’t know that for a fact yet. He is making an announcement at 2:00PM, but I find it hard to believe that he would come all the way here from California to tell us he is not running! The timing of the press conference can also be explained. You see, Lewis needed to make sure that his voter registration form, which he likely filled out this morning, was properly filed with the Division of Elections before he made a fool of himself.
Anyway, looking back into Lewis’s record, its not all fast running and bad singing. As is well known, Lewis used performance enhancing drugs when he was winning gold medals, a choice that he is apparently not at all sorry for. I would call it more indifference and arrogance than anything else.
“It’s ridiculous. Who cares?” he said. “I did 18 years of track and field and I’ve been retired five years, and they’re still talking about me, so I guess I still have it.”
Lewis was allowed to escape a ban on the drugs that would have otherwise disqualified him from participating in and winning events in the Olympics. Clearly his sense of entitlement was not shaken. Carl Lewis is simply ok with the fact that the rules just do not apply to him. Sounds like someone who should seek public office to me…
Someone call Steve Ayscue and clue him in. “Who Cares I Failed a Drug Test?” should be on a yard sign by next week if he wants to make any headway against Addiego.