Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I am _so_ glad that Congress is going to have more steroid hearings tomorrow. I'm driving home from work today and all they can seem to talk about is Roger Clemens and more hearings in front of congress.

What has elevated the topic of steroids in sports to the level that athletes get subpoenas to come to testify in front of congress?

Do I care? Well, in a small way, if for no other reason than I don't want athletes to have to risk their health to compete.

Is this something congress should be dealing with? I fail to see the relevance.

I guess it's a matter of emphasis. Of all the bad things people can do and not end up ridiculed on TV in front of congress, why should we single out steroids in sports? It seems too much like harassment to me, intended to humiliate rather than seek any kind of truth.

Maybe it'd be more fun if all the congressmen who get to grandstand about steriods have to testify publicly under oath about their own indiscretions or poor decisions ... And then have friends (or enemies) show up to give conflicting testimony.

That'd be a hearing worth watching, and it'd probably put an end to these silly things.

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