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Lance Armstrong, shamed ex-Tour de France winner and all-around snake, is on a public relations campaign to save what is left of his name.

Armstrong, who finally admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs, blood doping and a whole amusement park full of bad behavior, recently appeared in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey where he admitted to most of his malfeasances with the contrition of a lion dining on an elk.

Or as my mother would say, “He wasn’t sorry; he was sorry he got caught.”

Armstrong is just another in the disturbingly long line of so-called role models and celebrities who have adopted the theory that it’s better to screw up and ask for forgiveness than it is to do the right thing in the first place.

Knowing we are a forgiving nation, people like Armstrong take advantage of our nature, but I am drawing the line. We can forgive, but we cannot forget and most importantly, we need to stop rewarding these people after deplorable behavior, just because they admitted it.

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