Columnist: McGovern/Armstrong juxtaposition proves it’s better to lose with integrity than win without it

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.

2 thoughts on “Columnist: McGovern/Armstrong juxtaposition proves it’s better to lose with integrity than win without it

  1. sound real stupid to me- if you can’t come up with something truthful about McGovern then why not make up your own version of history- maybe the Daily Republic is revisionistic??

  2. I think all of these quotes are silly. If we had seen how McGovern won his first race and maybe fought to keep his seat we would have a different opinion of him. My guess is he wasn’t anymore special in his campaigns than Thune, Noem, Daschle, Johnson etc. It’s only through the prism of time that we start forgetting all the negativity from a campaign.

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