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As for Tiger Woods . . . Who Cares?

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 19, 2010 9:00 AM |

Image is everything, especially when the reality of a situation is vastly different than the image itself. Regrettably, our nation all too often is far more caught up with image than reality.

As long as the market is up, does it really matter what the underlying fundamentals might be? As long as my team is winning, does it really matter what may be going on behind the scenes? As long as companies generate revenue, does it really matter how the register is being rung?

While I have limited interest in judging people’s personal behaviors, I have no interest in being inundated with images of perfection and serenity when the reality belies this image.

These are strictly my opinions. I respect the fact that you may think differently. That said, I feel strongly that my assertions hold across many sectors of our economy, markets, government, and nation at large.

Who is the new poster child for this illusory? Tiger Woods.

This once proud professional golfer will take to the airwaves today in an attempt to resurrect his image via a totally orchestrated press conference. I am all for forgiveness but whether it is Tiger Woods or anybody else, before one can forgive and move on, an individual needs to be forthcoming and transparent.

Unless and until Tiger is willing to truly face the music, come clean, answer questions, and validate why I should care, then count me out.

I would only hope that those members of the press invited to his scheduled statement would do the same.


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