We get it by now. This Summer’s Olympics are going to be memorable, if only because the risk of chaos seems to be incredibly high. For example, they can’t even run around with the Olympic torch without incident. Protestors seem to be getting the best of the situation, and it’s becoming a problem to some.
So with this going on there are lots of options as to what should be done. And who better to give suggestions than former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, now of Ari Fleischer Sports Communications. Tell us, wise sage.
Fleischer says cancelling the torch relay or even discussing the possibility of relocating the Games would be a disastrous move because "it would inflame the protestors."So true. None of the protesters would have an impact if the torch-bearers would just out-run them! Genius! Did he also have great ideas like this for the Iraq War? Whatever his monthly retainer costs, it's worth it.
Olympic organizers "don't have a lot of options," Fleischer says. "China is in a terrible spot of its own making. No one should be sympathetic to the Chinese and this is only going to get worse heading towards the Games."
"Right now, it's pretty manageable," Fleischer says. "It's not like there's 250 protestors grabbing for the torch. Maybe the best thing they could do is to get faster runners [emphasis added]."
While it’s no surprise that Fleischer would give great advice, based on his previous work he might be predisposed to side with the Chinese. Consider what he said on September 19th, 2001, responding to something said by Bill Maher:
“They're reminders to all Americans that they need to watch what they say, watch what they do. This is not a time for remarks like that; there never is.”Eh, forget all of that. Just run faster.