Another bold statement from the Seattle Times editorial board—"Gifted athletes are not exempt from accountability"—a sentiment of the "sky is blue" variety with which I totally agree, with the possible exception of replacing the "are" with "should be," if only to reflect the more typical reality on the ground.

Yes, athletes should not be exempt from accountability on the basis of being particularly tall or fast or strong or unusually adept at throwing, kicking, shooting, hitting or catching balls and other objects. But you know who else should not be exempt from accountability? Wall Street banksters! Yet so far, no bank executive has been held accountable for the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.

Meanwhile, Republican governors nationwide are busy blaming the resulting fiscal mess on teachers and other public employees. Perhaps the Seattle Times might consider a big, bold, unsigned editorial addressing that?