Joaquim "Foot-in-Mouth" Cruz's slanderous remarks about two of America's premiere athletes, Florence Griffith Joyner and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, show him to be a world-class jerk. Not only is Cruz given to making scurrilous remarks, he is also a liar and a coward. His no-show at the 1,500-meter semifinal race was no doubt due to fear that Flo-Jo would show up and clean his clock. Cruz should keep his churlish speculations to himself, and while he's at it, his male-chauvinist-pig face out of the U.S.
DAVID A. LATHRAP