You know the old bit about Winston Churchill (think it was him) telling some lady "we're just negotiating price" when she was offended at being thought a lady pro, but had no problem hooking up for a million or so. (I'll look up the correct anecdote later - is it Churchill, is it Oscar Wilde, or is it George Benard Shaw? Other?)
So IOW, Scott and Cassandra aren't being discreet. It's pretend discreet. It's the same old bullshit. Hey look who I'm fucking! My kid won't mind this at all!
So let's look at Cassandra's latest profile picture:
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|Cassandra Hilborn's facebook profile photo, June 2013.|
Scott Moir and girlfriend, Cassandra Hilborn, 2013.
There ya go, Toddler Moir. Daddy on the beach with his latest girlfriend. Twitter says he wants to marry her after Sochi. You'll be three - maybe you can be in the wedding.
Cassandra, like his prior girlfriend (Jessica, the one he almost married) really really really really likes to pretend your mommy doesn't exist. Also? Like the other girlfriend, she seems to really love her job.
Some fans think it doesn't have to be Scott in the picture, but it's Scott. We all know his silhouette by now.
Before observing how prissy Scott has become compared to the olden days whoring himself out for the sham, a question must be turned over to all observers - WTF with the feet? They've got shoes on. Is Scott in black socks and platform sneakers? Is it rocks?
What happened to the good old days, when Scott was merely planning to marry, compete in the Olympics with, and then procreate with, Tessa Virtue, instead of now, when he's married to and raising a child with her (and her mother - shades of G&G).
The good old days:
But these days Scott prefers twitter to tell rather than show, and he apparently sees distinctions between what's appropriate when you're committed, engaged, in love and planning a family in the near future and what's appropriate when you're actually married and the child is here.
They certainly were committed to making us believe back then. Maybe that's a secondary meaning of those Ilderton Skating Club sweatshirts. Believe they are platonic. Believe Scott is in love with Cassandra.
It makes you wonder where the limits actually were and are. Absolutely nothing is as important to them as maintaining control of this story and being right, and maintaining the power position, even though they are, you know, in the wrong. They've lied, they've fucked fans over, they've run a scam and a hoax, and they continue to be mightily pissed fans are uppity enough to push back.
For real, that interests me. Is it a caste thing? Would they be pissed if they'd scammed some other entity and got push back? Like police officers? A mortgage broker? The tax department? Airline security?
But fans are supposed to lie down and be rolled over, after they've pulled out their wallets?
Moirville will live and die to prove their "rights" to do what they did to and with fans. Just looking at those Jessica photos I wonder where the lines really are. It seems more important than anything. Would Scott go so far as to make his and Tessa's lies TRUE just so Moirville could be right?
Who knows. He's got no balls when it comes to Moirville. They've got him by the short hairs. For years now they or something has had the power to make Scott treat himself with disrespect.
P.S. - Looking at the past two Canadian championships, it's obvious Skate Canada threw VM under the bus. That won't change in the upcoming season; Benoit Lavoie has hired on a Canadian Tire marketing dude as CEO (to be fair, how many Wharton graduates were chafing at the bit for the job?).
But Skate Canada doesn't want to throw itself under the bus. Wouldn't it look odd if Kaitlyn and Andrew came clean (or at least didn't deny) about being a couple after all the nonsense from Scott and Tessa? I wonder if SC is behind W&P's past year's re-assertion of being platonic.
Benoit Lavoie - he's made no secret of his plan to work with the ISU after leaving the presidency. I wonder if he's stocked SC with empty suits like Wilkes and Thompson (Dan), so SC will have nobody with the weight and savvy to challenge what the ISU is doing with DW vis a vis VM? IOW before he's even left he's selling out his own skaters to enhance his standing with his future colleagues?