“While I believe in the right to free speech, to me that doesn’t give anyone the right to criticize one’s leader at a foreign venue in a totally nonpolitical event,”So, what he's saying is that having the right to do something doesn't give you the right to do that same thing.-Robert S. Wolff, one of the country’s pre-eminent bridge players
Oh, in case you were wondering, he's talking about the incident last month in which one of the winners of the World Bridge Championship held up a sign that said "WE DID NOT VOTE FOR BUSH" at the awards ceremony. For doing so, these women face -among other things- a year long suspension from the United States Bridge Federation and associated bridge competitions (which is their livehood as professional card players). The Federation also wants them to formally apologize, preform 200 hours of community service, and accept a one year probationary period before being accepted back to competitions. Overreact much?