Ask Jay #7

Ask Jay #7


QUESTION:  Is this news?  Clemens getting interviewed by congress?


Yes and no.  Is it news that Clemens might or might not have used steroids?  I guess so.  On the other hand, the real news here is that Congress is wasting valuable tax-payer money interviewing the guy.  Who is he, anyway?


According to the Associated Press (who are they, anyway?), Congress spent at least five hours interviewing Clemens and his ex-trainer, Brian McNamee.  Supposedly national sports bring in so much money that it is of national consequence to get the straight story on steroid usage.  I guess it’s a good thing that there aren’t more important matters for Congress to be dealing with… I mean, it’s not like we’re at war or in the beginning stages of a regression or anything.  Who am I to say that Congress is being idiotic?


In the military we have this thing called “delegating”.   It’s basically a process in which a person in a leadership position discovers a matter that must be dealt with and then they ask a more junior, though qualified, person to look into it so that the leaders time can be spent identifying other important matters that also need to be dealt with.  Apparently Congress, who approves the military’s budget by-the-way, has never heard of such a thing.  It seems to me that there are thousands of people in this country who could have wasted their time on this matter.   But who am I to call Congress irrational?  What a nice maxim I have going here.


Consider the fact that Congress takes months of time to decide on a budget for the United States Government, how long is it going to take for them to decide whether Clemens used HGH or not?  And really, who cares?  I honestly think this whole thing is a publicity stunt by Clemens anyway.  Until this past couple weeks I hadn’t heard his name in a conversation in years.  I thought he was dead… probably by steroid overdose.  But no, apparently he is alive and kicking and probably committing perjury.  And Congress apparently has nothing better to do than get some old, dog-eared, baseball trading cards signed by the pitcher, and giggling and having a good time and collecting their federal paychecks.


At first I thought it was Clemens doing his job and Congress was catching, but further analysis has changed the opinion.  Now I realize that it is Congress is the one pitching and forcing the entire nation to catch, as well as pony up the bill.  The whole thing is simply crazy.  But then, who am I to say that Congress must be high?

debby   debby wrote
on 2/16/2008 6:44:40 PM
Well done! I look forward to your postings.

Charles   Charles wrote
on 2/16/2008 6:38:15 PM
Glad someone else feels like I do.

Matt   Matt wrote
on 2/16/2008 9:43:32 AM
I could not agree more on this one. Keep them coming.

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