Plans are still in motion for Tiger Woods Dubai. But Dubai is a sparkling city of excess built by slave labor from the Third World.
Tiger, intoxicated with fame and fortune, felt he could fly as high as he wanted and that somehow the sun's heat would make an exception, or the law of gravity would be suspended.
What if you had $67 million and were in the same situation as Tiger Woods found himself? The bottom line is that nobody has the right to judge a person unless they have walked in that person's shoes.
I may be alone but I am routing for Tiger. He made huge mistakes but I hope he continues to do the work to become a man of honesty and integrity, a "good" man as he put it.
When I found out Tiger Woods would offer a public apology last Friday, I wanted to hear it. It isn't my responsibility to judge his sincerity. But I was interested because of my own experiences with amends.
After my own rehab and participation in various 12-step programs, I also made apologies to men, women, friends and family, but unlike Tiger, I had the luxury of doing so privately.
Either television's star is rising again or this is the final nova, exploding into the Internet black hole.
I'm sorry that Tiger's wood got the best of him. I'm very sorry for his wife. But the affair of an athlete is a matter between his penis, his wife, and his corporate sponsors.
Tiger Woods' mea culpa truly came to life when he got to excoriate the paparazzi for chasing his tiny daughter to nursery school. How dare the pestilent press swarm his little family!
Tiger made an apology to a universe of people he does not know or even owe an apology to. Cut, print.
Tiger Woods doesn't owe us a thing. Not an apology. Not an explanation. Not contrition. Nothing. Unless a public figure has broken the law, there is only one legitimate answer to the illegitimate probing of private lives: "It's none of your business." That said, purely on its own terms, Tiger's apology was, pardon the expression, par for the course. You can just picture his handlers working on the statement and going down a checklist. Accept blame: check. Look right into camera: check. Touch hand to chest: check. Watery eyes: check. Defend wife: check. Accuse the media: check. Hug mother: check. Go back to rehab: check. It was déjà vu all over again. Another public figure navigating the now-requisite Stations of the PR Cross. Watch: Arianna Discusses the Anger On Display at CPAC on Countdown
It's time to end the hypocritical hype heaped upon every famous individual who falls from grace for being human.
"Once we heard Tiger's claim 'My wife never attacked me' said a GM spokesperson, "it was obvious that the vehicle itself must be at fault. Sports celebrities are attracted to Cadillac Escalades like magnets, and apparently so are golf clubs."
In Buddhist terms, Tiger has vowed to "bring all obstacles to the path."
Although Tiger Woods is now an admitted cheater, he shouldn't have to jailbreak his phone to download these iPhone apps and get his life and marriage back into recovery mode.
By continuing the treatment and not having a start date to return to the game, Tiger is showing what his priorities are -- to prove to the world that he can indeed become a good person.