Bode Miller exorcised his ghosts by winning a gold medal in the supercombined alpine event of downhill and slalom. This makes him the most decorated US Alpine skier ever. A more humble and mentoring Bode has been seen at Vancouver and the good karma is paying off. At Turin he was known for his cavalier partying and disregard for the team and Olympics in general and failed to place in any event. This Olympics he has medaled in every event so far. He has risen from the ashes to become once again the hero America so badly needs. The make over and the rehab have paid in dividends - now if only the rest of America can follow suit financially.