Sullivan also has a smart opinion about the revelations that [gasp!] Michael Phelps parties:
And yet this absurd ritual takes place in which Phelps has to pretend he did something dreadful and we all have to tut-tut and frown and furrow our brows, and the sponsors cluck and the press preens – while the only conceivable news is that a 23 year-old had a good time at a party, breaking no professional rules since he was not competing when he was goofing off.
My guess is that this will blow over quickly. Phelps is just too rich of a cash cow. His corporate overlords will not allow his career to be slaughtered — certainly not in the name of a failed drug policy.