Disgraced Lance Armstrong said in an interview that the public will soon forget about him being the biggest dope cheat in cycling’s history, just like they did former president Bill Clinton for his affair with an intern.
Mr. Armstrong Told Texas Monthly that Clinton was a hero of his and that he wanted to become “president of the world.”
“Ultimately, people forgive and forget and remember the good stuff you did,” he said. “Is it hard to do? Yeah. But Clinton did it — he loves to work, he loves people, he loves to hustle. He’s a hero of mine. He’s a tough guy, he’s smart, surrounded himself with good people. And ten years later, he’s president of the world. It can be done.”
The cyclist, who was stripped of all seven Tour de France titles, gave a “tell all” confessional with Oprah Winfrey a few months ago. The Daily Mail reports that many viewers were horrified that he did not cry and that he did not express any regret.
“There are days I think, ‘I shouldn’t have done the interview (with Oprah),’” he continued. “But then I see my kids, see the way they’re acting, the way they’re interacting. I see the way my son plays basketball, the way he hustles, the way he’s focused. I see a different kid.”
Mr. Armstrong is facing several federal investigations for witness tampering, obstruction of justice and intimidation. He is also face several lawsuits.