Rush O'Hannity wrote:
I'm not very patriotic, so I don't care much. I do think it's rather hypocritical of anyone on LR to mention it though. After all, the lot of you have been kissing Lagat's butt for years and he's a freaking Kenyan.
When Lagat won double gold in '07, he didn't whip out a Kenyan flag or talk about Kenya in interviews. All he could talk about was how happy he was to compete for the US and bring medals home to the nation he loves. And when he was competing for Kenya, even though the US supported him, he didn't whip out a US flag when he won medals or talk about the US in interviews; he supported the country he was representing, and that country only. I'm sure he's proud of his Kenyan heritage; he should be.
But he doesn't place his heritage above his CHOSEN home.
Excellent way to put it. That's all most of us are trying to say.