As the old saying goes the best defense is to go on the offensive. Send up smokescreens and make the discussion about small insignificant topics that moves the focus away from you while at the same time utilizing all of the "weapons" at your disposal.
For Lance Armstrong this seemed to entail use of the legal system.
For the Democrat Party its offensive is accomplished in part through its alliance with the mainstream media that serves as a major cog in its political machine.
A cog that's ready, willing and able to ignore issues, people and events that don't serve the desired storyline, mantra and theme of the Left.
Getting back to Lance Armstrong, this is an excerpt from an article written by Mike Anderson who worked for two years as the cyclists personal assistant.
Mike Anderson's story!
“I was Lance’s personal assistant for two years, during the height of his racing career. Do I think he cheated? Yep. But my real problem is something that diehard fans seem unable to grasp: the vengeful tactics he uses against people who tell the truth about him, on and off the bike…
…Strickland asked her what it was like to be blasted for speaking honestly. “What’s the upside been, going up against Lance?” she said. “To be publicly and privately portrayed as an ugly, obese, jealous, obsessed, hateful, crazed bitch?” She pointed out that crossing Armstrong wasn’t exactly good for her husband’s career arc in bike racing—she believes he lost his 2006 job as team director for Toyota-United because of the controversy surrounding their statements.
Andreu isn’t alone in being vilified. Others on the list include David Walsh (co-author of the investigative book L.A. Confidentiel, who Armstrong once called “a fucking little troll”), Greg LeMond, Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton, Emma O’Reilly, Richard Pound, Travis Tygart, and me.
I joined Armstrong’s staff in late 2002 as a mechanic, trail builder, and all-around handyman and assistant. At that time, we were friends who had often been on mountain-bike rides together, and he had made a written and verbal commitment to finance my dream of opening an Austin bike shop once my work with him was done. Armstrong soured on me for reasons that had nothing to do with my performance as an employee, and when I was abruptly fired in late 2004, no clear reason was given for my termination. He reneged on the promise about the bike shop and started attacking me, personally and professionally, in a way that ruined my job prospects in Austin. I ended up moving my family to New Zealand to start a new life…”
Read the article at Outside.com here.
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