George McGovern lived long enough to be a contemporary of a lot of people, but I’d never heard him mentioned in the same breath as Lance Armstrong until today.
Leonard Pitts Jr. notes the juxtaposition of recent news reports about the two men in a new column:
There is something to be said for simply being who and what you say you are. In juxtaposing these two lives, these two fates, we learn that our parents were right, once upon a time.
Better you lose with integrity than win seven times without.