Many decades ago when I was a graduate student in the Stanford English Department, I met and shared an office with another English graduate student, Bill Gairdner. He is five years older than I am and in many ways has been a big brother to me. He was a decathlete, the best in Canada and one of the best in the world and he competed in the 1964 Olympics. Now, he is a political philosopher coming at political issues from a conservative point of view. He was astounded and, I think, appalled by the Oprah-Lance thing the other night and wrote an essay on his own blog about steroids and cheating and lying which I am linking to here. To read Bill on Lance, please click here.