Michael Phelps should not apologize for smoking a bong hit. He's young, he wasn't stoned when he won the Gold Medals. All the alcohol-related deaths that are essentially the direct result of A.T.F. lobbyists are enough of a red flag for anyone with half a brain to see which drug is doing the damage. So he might lose a sponsor or two, big deal. As the great Craig Ferguson said last night: (GOOGLE IT ON THE INTERWEB THINGY)
MORE IMPORTANTLY: Steve Martin gave us a great example of the rules of comedy
on Letterman when he said he was ill prepared for the interview since he was on that plane that slid into the Hudson. I thought about it almost immediately after they reported zero casualties; Fair game for comedy. If one person had died it would have been off limits.