Friday, February 15, 2008

Politics, Tribal Hatred and Adult Children

When Roger Clemons and Brian McNamee testified yesterday before Congress the real show was the absurd need of the GOPhers to side with Clemons, a Bush family friend.

McNamee is a sleaze of course, and Clemons doth protest too much, but this is supposed to be about getting to the bottom of the steroid thing, not a junior high schoolyard taunting contest.

There was absolutely no need to choose sides, unless of course one viewed the hearings as a forum for political oneupsmanship, tribal hatred or to demonstrate adult child behavior. All politicians in that room were there to put to public scrutiny the criminal behavior of many in baseball. Clemons and McNamee are the current examples of that unlawful behavior.

The irony to me is that the members of Congress who used that forum for political gain are likely just as guilty as Clemons and McNamee when it comes to doing what they believe is necessary to gain the upper hand.

Unfortunately it, like so many events in DC, turned into a Junior High School cafeteria food fight, with the Dems trying to get Clemons into a perjury trap, and the GOPhers trying to defend Bush's friend.

No matter what the voters try to do, those who are elected turn into children sent to do adult's work.

It is positively sickening to watch this stuff.

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper

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