LPGA backs off on English requirement, sort of
LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens isn’t stupid or racist or completely out of touch or jarringly, bone-headedly idiotic like many of you may believe.
Oh, she may be crazy all right. Crazy like a foxhound.
Here’s the model: You do something so stupid and outlandish, so ridiculously out of touch, that it can’t help but create a public firestorm of controversy.
Then, you back off, telling the world you’ve heard their “concerns” (there’s a euphemism for a near-lynching) and what’s left seems reasonable.
In this case, those LPGA players who don’t learn English by next year may face fines, not suspensions.
It’s a modified, but efficient form of the old bait and switch.
If she had come out initially and said those players who don’t learn English will be fined, she would have been hooted down like she was. Now, she gets what she wanted all along and people – at least those not as perceptive as you and I – will see her as a reasonable, compromising person.
I hope this is all true, because if not I fear the LPGA, which is loaded with some great players and personalities, is being run into the ground by a person who shouldn’t even be a secretary over there.
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I wonder how many times you can work the word "racist" into a blog post. And the policy is obviously racist? You're obviously an idiot and a lowlife.
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