USA Swimming Scandal Worse Than Penn St.

University of Utah

“This White House guy, a good one, a pro, came up and asked what is this Watergate compulsion with you guys and I said, well, we think it’s important and he said, if it’s so goddamn important, who the hell are Woodward and Bernstein?” — National editor of the Washington Post, in the movie All the President’s Men

The questions and comments are slung at me frequently. Here are a few of them: “Why is this USA Swimming thing so important?” “Didn’t this happen years ago?” Or, the one that really strikes me, “It’s not like it’s nearly as bad as Penn State, right?”

I’ll jump right to the last one — yes, it’s as bad as Penn State. In...

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