Michelle Wie and Britney Spears prove America loves a good train wreck
A lot of grouchy writers are giving Michelle Wie a hard time right now because she’s exploiting her good looks (c’mon, a short, chubby teen wouldn’t be getting exemptions) and above average golf game in order to make money playing golf against men instead of sitting in Ms. Goober’s 5th period Algebra class in Hawaii.
In the court of public opinion, her “quest” to beat the men has turned from “trail blazing” to “money grubbin’".
But before we ship her off to the infamous isle of teenaged celebrity failures, let’s remember she’s just playing golf (and sounding really dorky at press conferences). When you compare what she’s doing to some of America’s other famous teeny-boppin’ train wrecks: Britney Spears, Jennifer Capriati, Paris Hilton, Olsen twins, even adorable Olympic hero Dominique Moceanu had an ugly divorce from her parents, Wie’s tale isn’t a cautionary one yet.
Michelle is just golfing for cash. Poorly and alienating many in the process, yes. But there is no controversial teeny-bikini calendar, she’s not marrying her caddie and having two of his babies before he releases a rap album and gets caught with hookers in Vegas repeatedly, there’s no drug habit and there’s no rumors of any home videos running around.
She’s still a pretty good kid.
But the reason Wie will continue to get exemptions and more sponsors, is because above anything, America loves a soap opera - the more tragic the better. If it’s at the expense of a teenaged girl, we can barely control ourselves. We like to take these precious girls, throw them in the spotlight, give them the world, then say “I told you so” when a combination of youth and pressure leads them down what we believe to be the wrong path.
Admit it. You’re all waiting for Wie’s tipping point. The big “Wow!” that seems inevitable. Whether it’s harmless like her breaking down into tears after shooting a 114 at her next John Deere or if it’s running off to Aruba and eloping with John Daly.
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You are too late in the 'if-I-write-about-Wie-I-will-attract-visitors' band wagon...
In the spirit of your posting, other American track wreck includes: The Republicans after the recent election, the War on Terror, the Kramer/Mel Gibson racial garbage, and the current administration in the White House.
Other posters on this site are branded sexist, jealous, racist and worse for far less.
I think the only ones who do not get it at this point are Team Wie and her delusional and dwindling fans.
Do not ever use the term 'little' whenever you address a man...
Your point is well taken...I will refrain from politicizing my comments.
Can I say John Daly's life is a train wrecked?
Anyhow, I digress...
Alex, I think Daly's year is a train wreck because: his wife went to jail; after she got our, she issued a divorce paper while he defended her on national TV throughout the ordeal. Last but not least, he lost his PGA card. I would say all those things add together constitute a train wreck.
will comeback and be hugely successful.
I am not a fan, but she has a huge
fanbase. She hasn't had an album out in
years yet receives more media attention
than those who are promoting new material.
You will look dumb when she returns with
yet another number one debut....
mentioning that the UK itself is an
anti-ethnic English communist police
state is sort of silly, isn't it?
Baby Blue Eyes, John Daly's life isn't a train wreck. He just seems to have lost his rail schedule. He keeps riding the wrong train."
I always thought of John as a Hobo type Alex. Jumping on any train that passes by and paying a fortune for the chance to jump off.
Well, Baby blue, if you know that the BBC peddles commie propaganda, you can't be all bad."
We have our own clones of the BBC right here in America. One version funded by tax paying Americans called NPR for radio listeners and a commercial television version called Cnn.
They are full of commies.
Lou Dobbs is a right wing fascists. His xenophobic view makes him out of touch with the current world; Anderson Cooper is talent wasted being diapatched to cover 'baby falling into well' kind of stories; Paula Zahn is a has-been who should be moved to the dreaded afternoon shift. John Roberts is credible, nit under utilized. Wolf Blitzer, hello! The gulf war was over 16 years ago.
I am surprised that CNN has not try to clone the NBC program 'To catch a predator'.
You must be the product of inbreeding...or perhaps worse - crossbreed...
She's developed one helluva rack too.
That's more intelligence entry you have posted...
Congratulations...Now we know you have at least grade school education....
Yes, of course we have our clones of the BBC. In fact, you might say that the BBC is a clone of our leftist mainstream media. I guess it's just a matter of which came first: The chickenhead or the egghead? ;o)
Just so you know, contrary to spin, the fascists were LEFT-wing, not right-wing. They were even praised by prominent leftists of their time.
I bet you'd never imagine that Ghandi praised Mussolini, would you?
Those two sure have layers.
"That's more intelligence entry you have posted...
Congratulations...Now we know you have at least grade school education...."
Yes, but do you, grammar wizard?
I am not surprised that Ghandi praised Mussolini, I put it in the same category as Rumsfeld toasting Saddam Hussein.
Then you're a dummy.
Golf goddess: "You gotta hand it to the little girl.....she's developed one helluva strong brand."
She's developed one helluva rack too. **
Now if she would just remember her knickers before leaving home...*sigh*
or at least learn to keep her legs crossed.
I want to find additional info about BS.
Because I colect all about she.
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