|Bare bones confession at best|
Of course you need to keep in mind this is going to be a milquetoast confession at best. There will be just enough detail for him to feel exonerated but not nearly enough for his accusers to feel vindicated. He's not going to give them that pleasure. This is why he chose Oprah. She will ask something like "did you ever use performance enhancers?" And his response will be something like "sadly, there was a time, when I was youthful and naive and easily persuaded by those whose only motive was greed by those who promised me the world and I foolishly believed them." Wait, is there a confession in all those words? Hell no, not really. You see, the real reason for this interview is not for him to come clean but for him to get over the speed bump that he wasn't expecting. In response to his Texas Sidestep response, Oprah will undoubtedly say "Oh, Lance."
Personally, I think if he really wanted to come clean he'd have arranged an interview with Barbra Walters. Of course, he wouldn't have liked that. She would have nailed his ass to the wall. Damn right, she would have grilled him, frying out all of those greasy confessions that have made him so slick for all of these years. Which is why he chose Oprah, who will slap his hand. I do believe he does feel this will be enough, he will be over the speed bump and will be able to go about doing what ever he wants. I don't think he understands the seriousness of his crime, but then he's been lying to himself about it for years.
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