"As much as I would love to say that I think it's the most important thing for the U.S. to have three spots for men, it's not the most important thing for me. Even if we have one spot, as long as it's mine, I don't care," ..."(CAM COLE, Canwest News Service March 22, 2008 )
This is a free country. Everyone is entitled to his /her opinion; however the USFSA judging from the way Johnny has been treated does not seem to allow him this unalienable right. Apparently, they feel that Johnny should walk to their own drums. They probably hope that he grows up a bit and understands that while he is certainly entitled to his opinions, it wouldn't hurt to show some conformity.
Johnny Weir has proven to be gracious in winning and in defeat. He stands head and shoulders above his critics. He is is a great skater and he should be treated with respect. He should be admired for his individuality as well as his skating talent.
I am as happy as a bug in a rug!
Figure Skating has been saved!
THANK YOU JOHNNY!