The complaints have poured in since we ran the video of Tony LaRussa's DUI stop. What do you think? From a news perspective, I believe it is valid. Tony has taken the blame, but he also lives a very public life. The unfortunate thing is you can't have it both ways, and I think Tony knows that. As I said when this happened earlier this year, millionaires (of all people) have absolutely no excuse for driving drunk. Whether you're Leonard Little, Kieffer Sutherland, or the manager of a MLB team, you can afford either a driver or a cab! And for those who criticized the video, watch the raw feed on our website. Tony was lit like a Christmas tree - he couldn't even say his ABC's. You may want to re-direct your outrage.
Speaking of not driving...
I got this email earlier today, encouraging millions of Americans not to drive this Sunday in protest of high oil prices. You can read more about it here: Don't Drive on Sunday
I'm not convinced it will make a huge difference, mainly because I don't think most people - in isolation - think they affect the bigger picture. Now if you were talking about everybody marching on the Saudi Embassy, that's one thing. But if you need milk, you get in the car and go to the store. Advance planning is a nice concept, but I think most people live day to day, and the oil companies get the last laugh anyway - because the survey says you have to make a living, and for most of us getting there includes burning fossil fuels.
Live long and prosper.