Doesn't Congress Have Anything Better to Do?
So this week, I watched pitcher Roger Clemens as he desperately fought for his name in baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown – without the asterisk. The seven-time Cy Young award winner testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on whether or not he was pwj – playing while juiced (on steroids and human growth hormone).
Here’s a recap: Under oath, Clemens told the panel that he never used steroids or human growth hormone. The problem was, however, that his ex-trainer and ex-friend Brian McNamee testified under oath that he did inject Clemens. Even more damning was that Clemens former teammates Chuck Knoblauch and Andy Pettitte said that McNamee was correct when he implicated both of them in steroid use. Pettitte, who wasn’t at Clemens’ testimony, gave a sworn affidavit in which he told the committee Clemens about 10 years ago that he used HGH. Clemens said that Pettitte “misremembers.”
So, it’s been a game of he said-he said. And obviously one of them is lying. But I’m not about to pass judgment on that. What I am passing judgment on is the use of the government’s time and money – i.e. taxpayer money (mine and yours) to chase down cheaters in baseball. I’m wondering why doesn’t Congress have anything better to do?