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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Arlen Specter Needs a Hobby

A pickled wart collection or maybe crocheting with yak hair, anything to fill the gaping void that is Senator Specter's apparent free time. With all that occurs on this planet in a single day, the Senator has obsessed himself with getting to the bottom of the essentially innocuous, non-scandal, Spygate.

Senator Arlen Specter on yesterday called for an independent investigation of the New England Patriots' taping of opposing coaches' signals, possibly similar to the high-profile Mitchell Report on performance enhancing drugs in baseball.
Next week Senator Specter is expected to demand an inquiry into Hannah Montana's recently published photographs and hold congressional hearings on what, exactly, caused Tom Cruise to jump up and down on Oprah's couch like a hyperactive orangutan. Ridiculous.



Anonymous said...

He could at least investigate the NCAA & NBA mess with college basketball players getting even bigger payoffs than before to play 1 year at a particular school (per the NBA's age limit rule) and sign with a particular agent. The NBA has not been this good since the 80's and I'd hate to see it ruined by stupidly greedy university boosters and agents. I swear I'm switching fanhood to Aussie rules football and cricket if they screw this up....

But no, we'll get this empty drama perhaps instigated by the two PA teams owners who lost to the Pats in absolutely unforgettable circumstances.

Dan tdaxp said...

One advantage of these sorts of investigations is that it takes up time that could be used on actually making things worse. A consequence of a subpar political class [1].


The only real NCAA sport is football. Hence, no need for concern.


Jay@Soob said...

Eddie one saving grace of the NBA is they don't, typically, dump huge money on top picks. Cash through merit, something the NFL could learn from!

That aside, anything sports should be relegated to the league controlling commissions and local law enforcement, not congressional attention.

Dan the cynic! It's HOPE, Dan. Yes we can!

Dan there's an article in the latest Foreign Affairs written by Fareed Zakaria I was (will) going to track down online and post about. It captures the essence of the political cowardice and general "school girl" clique (last bit my words; former, his) of American politics and how it will have to change, very soon, if America is to maintain it's global vanguard.