Yep. He's still a d-bag.
Elizabeth Thorp: Today, Tiger Woods made his first public appearance since his car accident -- and the catastrophic revelations about his infidelity were underwhelming at best. A tightly controlled press conference closed to Q & A and the general media -- and a script that was clearly written by someone else? Below par. On Tiger's part, it was an act of cowardice.
Tiger, you slept with cocktail waitresses -- many, many cocktail waitresses. (OK, maybe some of them were also actresses/models.) Women like that have nothing to lose from talking to the press and making money off your story. You might be gifted, but you're not that bright, are you?
Gems from the presser included, "I thought only about myself" and "I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to do." Duh. We knew these things already.
Tiger, you've engaged in risky behavior before. Yes, we know, you're in treatment now. But if you were really committed to saving your marriage and relationships with family and friends, you would have taken the risk of having a real press conference. You would have written your own remarks and let the media ask the tough questions. We've already learned that you're human, fallible, narcissistic and, apparently, a real Tiger in bed. It can't get much worse than that. So man up and do the right thing: Answer the hard questions and show the public, your wife and your fans that you're not a total ass.
I keep thinking of the great advice my mother once gave me when I was dating a Lothario: "Once a cheater, always a cheater." I've seen that proven true time and time again. Today, Elin chose not the Dina McGreevey nor the Silda Spitzer approach, but the Jenny Sanford one: She didn't literally stand by Tiger's side. Elin, I hope you're at a book publisher's right now negotiating a huge multimillion-dollar deal. God knows you deserve it.
|Elizabeth Thorp serves as President & CEO of EDT Communications, Inc. Elizabeth's 17 years of experience span almost every area of public relations, crisis management, event planning and public affairs -- although no amount of training can prepare you for crisis management in a happily hectic household with three young divas. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and three young daughters, Isabelle, Lucy and Penelope.|