Suffering succotash

Suffering succotash: Slate’s Susan Daniels rounds-up examples of sour-grapes coverage in the international press of Lance Armstrong’s sixth Tour de France victory. Most ironic is the Swiss paper that chided Lance with this remark: “Mankind is not fond of those who gorge themselves on success without suffering and without showing compassion for their fellows.” Maybe something got lost in translation. Perhaps they were praising Lance with that remark.