Not that I care either way, but uh, UC Berkley doing a study (or informal street poll) on conservative values is like asking Hu Jintao about American Democracy, you’re bound to get a bias, it’s an almost inescapable truth.
Regarding the OP; I’d have to take up with Miller on this one. The olympics are nice and all, but they’re the stuff of precocious idealists and money hungry TV networks. Sure, they can instill hometown pride, and put a shine on nationalism for a few weeks, but their purpose is all but lost in the stifling wake of their own corruption, scandal and bureaucracy. Blood doping, drug use, bribe scandals, political boycotts… :rolleyes: It’s not a competition anymore, it’s a vehicle for sponsoring companies and athletes looking, not to win, but to garner sweet endorsement deals (which there’s nothing wrong with, btw, but it’s hardly ‘olympic’).
Personally, I could not care less about Iran refusing to compete with Israel, but i think, if one athlete drops out of one event for political reasons, then the rest of the team ought to be forced from the games as well.