"I don't care what people do as long as they don't do it in the streets and scare the horses."
--attributed to many people
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And, I'll add, as long as you don't run over a fire hydrant and into a tree.
Wow, the Tiger Woods story is amazing. The speculation is even more amazing.
I might as well as jump in, too.
1) Should Tiger talk to the police? Just do what is legally mandated. If I were Tiger Woods I would just give my name, rank, and serial number.
2) I doubt that we'll ever get the real story. We might find out he is not the tiger in his own family.
3) A man running out of his house at 2 a.m. in the morning? If you heard about me running out of the house at 2 a.m. from a woman who just happened to have a baseball bat, wouldn't you think I was probably up to no good?
4) I don't care about Tiger Woods and his wife. They don't want to talk, there is no proof of abuse. But once you end up lying in the street after running over a fire hydrant and hitting a tree? Then suddenly I am very interested in your domestic life. If that happened to one of my neighbors then I would want the police to get an explanation to prevent that from happening again.
5) Of course, there is great irony in Tiger Woods possibly getting chased by his wife while she was armed with a golf club.
6) Whatever happened, Tiger needs to protect his image. As Mark Twain has been quoted as saying: "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." In Tiger's case, it is better to let people speculate about what happened rather than to turn state's evidence.