Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rocket Man

I am a Red Sox fan. For 37 years, I accepted the frustration that goes with being a member of the Red Sox Nation. That included several years in the nineties where Roger Clemens led my beloved team ever so close to the Promised Land. But ultimately, he went to the dark side both figuratively (Yankees), and literally (performance enhancing drugs).

Poor arrogant Roger. Exposed as a steroid user, caught lying about it (as it appears he has been) and worst of all, accused of lying to Congress. Is that a crime? It seems you have to be a pretty damn good liar just to get into Congress. Imagine going to jail for doing something that nearly every other person in the room gets paid to do.

When it comes to lying to Congress, Clemens is a minor leaguer. The big fish never get charged. Why haven't Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke been investigated for the whoppers they told the world in front of Congress in July 2008? Both of them swore that Fannie and Freddie were "sound" and "well capitalized" just months before they completely collapsed.

I'm betting Roger will be an early draft pick on the prison softball team!!!