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So much of our lives to Paris Hilton we become -- We -- subscribe to we empower her.
We give her strength that we buy the magazines that then pays for the photos.
That she sells to those magazines.
It it's very much -- it's very much like these steroid scandal in baseball when we hear so much and a high horse and excoriating Barry Bonds in the Roger Clemens.
We're forgetting that we live in a pharmacological age where we give her kids pills to do better in school that we take pills -- -- To do better in the bedroom to wake up and go to sleep and for diseases we didn't even know we -- And suddenly -- shock shock.
How come how come in in the -- that you didn't bring that aspect of this stuff because I remember I was in Washington very here.
-- want handouts fascinated by on the other hand -- go to people congress has something better to do.
And there are people who make better as a documentary out now about steroid use which makes that that point you just made that -- you think this whole society.
He's popping pills in different ways that raise questions about whether what we believe -- about steroids that we have been.
Bennett in the bathroom at that time because we did bring it happened in fact referred to -- -- and Viagra specifically and talk about the way in which.
We are all willing to take a pill to do better job wouldn't Chris -- access wanna take -- -- and in fact.
Bob Costas says you know some people complain that.
What was congress doing sticking its nose in this business but sometimes it it does a good job when he thought.
And it was important for congress to you know crack the whip and remind the commissioner.
And the head of the players association and indeed the players that they were.
Larger forces -- larger stakes with this and has so we we we did continually referred to the way in which.
The deregulation also of this of this particular period -- rabid.
And rapid deregulation contributed to an out of control baseball world and an out of control.
Economy both of which -- -- paying the price within baseball for having to deal with the steroid scandal and for.
You know and our larger.
-- you know economic world with this financial crisis now in second in Q -- it.
-- -- No I think actually hearings I agree with Kostis that there are times when congress gets it puts his nose and the stuff that shouldn't do but I think in this case there it was very important arena and in fact in congress they were bringing up a lot of these.
Same sorts of things understand that baseball is this kind of canary in the mine that reflects us.
Good and bad and that rather than job to snap snap.
Decisions about something not to have that binary good bad black white red state who -- attitude which we all hop to all the time.
That we had to assume something that kept these forces and tension and understand the -- -- -- You know.
There are us and we -- them and -- Poconos and you know we met the enemy and he --
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