Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm so glad the government has time to deal with Roger Clemens

The economy? Fixed. Foreign affairs? Done. All problems? Solved.

Finally, Congress and the Justice Department can deal with what they obviously feel is one of the most pressing issue.

Roger Clemens was vehement: "Let me be clear. I have never taken steroids or HGH," he told a House committee in 2008. Now, instead of the Hall of Fame, baseball's seven-time Cy Young winner could go to prison after being indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly lying to Congress.

The case writes a new chapter in one of baseball's worst scandals, the rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs in the 1990s and early 2000s, and leaves Clemens' legacy in jeopardy.

The six-count indictment alleges that Clemens obstructed a congressional inquiry with 15 different statements made under oath, including denials that he had ever used steroids or human growth hormone. The New York Times first reported the indictment.

I'm no fan of Roger Clemens. But, doesn't the government have more important things on its plate?

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