Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tiger Woods: Isn't it wonderful what money can do? Choose when or if you speak to the police

From Yahoo! News: Police: Woods, wife unavailable for interview.

Inside the Hotdog Factory has learned from an anonymous source, that Tiger Woods was possibly high on a combination of cough medicine and 5-Hour Energy "when his Cadillac SUV struck a fire hydrant and a tree just beyond his driveway at 2:25 a.m. Friday." Both are legal substances, and most of this short drive was done on his own private property. The man is free to do as he pleases.

And that's the message being driven home (pun intended) by Woods' refusal to speak to police about the incident. Surely, he's feeling a little sheepish about reports that his wife had to break a window in the vehicle with a golf club -- they're probably as plentiful in the Woods household as hash pipes or typewriter ribbons were on the compound of Hunter S. Thompson -- and dragged him to safety where she performed some vague form of "first aid" on him.

"Police said his lips were cut and blood was in his mouth when officers arrived." So, maybe he's been reduced to communicating with grunts and hand gestures. Being the pathological perfectionist he is on the golf course, it's quite possible that he won't communicate with police until he's an expert in this new mode.

Or, maybe he's waiting for something to clear his system. Inside the Hotdog Factory would never irresponsibly conjecture about drug use. Tiger Woods doesn't look like he's ever had a beer in his life. We all know he doesn't shave -- those Gillette ads are just a brilliant act.

Most importantly about this story is that Tiger Woods demonstrates that money -- actual, stinking, make-you-sick wealth -- is the Great Smoother-Over. You have a enough money, you decide when and if you speak to the police after crashing your car outside your home. I'm sure this saga will take the same turn as Dick Cheney's hunting mishap, years ago, when he accidentally shot a hunting partner in the face. When the injured hunting partner was finally well enough, he spared no time in apologizing to Dick Cheney for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. So, it's only a matter of time before the City of Orlando issues a written apology to Tiger Woods for ridiculously positioning the fire hydrant he hit where it was.

If you have the money, you have free access to the Rule Book Etch-a-Sketch -- and you can give it a shake whenever you want to clear the rules and start over so they work more in your favor.

Or, maybe it's just a case where he and his wife were fighting, she hit him in the mouth with a ubiquitous golf club, he crashed his vehicle fleeing her, and they're now cooking up their story. When you mix Orlando with the parallel universe of professional golf, anything is possible.

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