whether tongues would still be clucking and fingers wagging, if he'd been secretly photographed eating a giant burger and greasy sack of fries from Crack Ronald's, instead of smoking pot?
I'm not endorsing the puffing and passing of left-handed cigarettes, 'cause I know they're illegal. And I know that cheeseburgers, no matter how full of trans-fat, are legal.
So consider my question a moral one:which is worse, a mind-altering drug that over the long-term can allegedly dim your brain function and in the short term speed your heart rate, or a food item that over the long term can clog your arteries and in the short-term can contribute to you getting unhealthily fat?
Eh, maybe neither's any good.
But leave Phelps alone. The contents of that bong were probably better for his health than some of those women he was photographed with in Vegas, post-Olympics.
If smoking veggies is the worse thing he does between now and the time he turns gray, someone should sponsor him for a run for public office.