Re: Thomas no-show
posted at 1/24/2012 1:41 AM EST
In Response to Re: Thomas no-show
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Thomas no-show : No it's not 49! Just because my comparison maybe extreme doesn't make it absurd! Someone said that because Thomas' teammates went to the whitehouse he should go for the sake of the team. Well you're a Canadian. Let me ask you this? How did you feel about Baltej Singh Dhillon?
Posted by nitemare-38[/QUOTE]
Again, your choice of comparable situations puzzles me. You're comparing someone who envoked his right to religious freedom to allow him to wear a turban to a non-political team photo op at the White House?
Let me reiterate a point that I think everyone agrees with. The event is NON-POLITICAL. It has nothing to do with the party affiliation of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. It's about the Office of the President honouring the champion of the NHL. In one case, a guy is willing to put his job on the line for his beliefs. In the other, a guy posts a rather lame political op-ed on his FB page.
TT, in his FB explanation himself, calls his non-attendance 'non-political'. If that's the case, then why didn't he attend? If he truly stands up for what he says, why did he take the rather lame route of a FB posting (and stating "this is my last statement on this matter"), rather than calling the press over, immediately after the ceremony, and stating his viewpoint (and facing questions)? To me, that would have shown the strength of his convictions much more impressively, because it shows that he also values his team greatly.
I think that, if TT was trying to make a point, he failed miserably in his choice of tactics. He could have been so much more impressive -- as it is, it looks like an amateurish circus sideshow.