Congress: We'll investigate the NFL, MLB, but not the Bush administration

PHOTO: Sen. Arlen Specter

Things are so good in America that our public servants in Congress can afford to spend their time investigating sports leagues. It’s not like we’re being bled dry in two wars overseas. It’s not like our infrastructure is crumbling. No major cities are still reeling from hurricanes that hit three years ago.

Congress is spending what I’d assume to be valuable time on the problem of steroids in Major League Baseball and the NFL’s questionable destruction of the Patriots spygate tapes.

I don’t have any deep insights into this particular situation. But I keep coming back to one question: Are you ******* kidding me?

Steroid use is illegal, so just have the law enforcement agencies send the users and distributors to jail. No need for Congressional subpoenas and the rest of the absurd dog and pony show.

Senator Arlen Specter (pictured) and his crusade against the NFL are even more ridiculous. Filming signals from other teams is not a crime, nor is destroying said film. It might be an interesting story in the sports world, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the importance of the CIA destroying tapes of their agents torturing terror suspects!

I’ve got an idea. Senator Specter could kill two birds with one stone. He could use the extra media attention on the destroyed NFL tapes to put more spotlight on the scandal over the destroyed CIA torture tapes. Instead, we have an old man who is grasping for relevance in at a time where he has abdicated all of his real power to a deeply unpopular and failed president.

Flickr photo of Senator Arlen Specter from djwhelan

One Comment

  1. Ian

    I sort of understand why the government would care about baseball, but let me clarify that. Baseball has profited off of their players using steroids, and more than likely they have knowingly profited off of it. They didn’t seem like they were going to do anything about it, so Congress said, “Handle the problem or we will.” So baseball made a tougher steroid policy, which is still pretty laughable. So that’s where it should have ended. Congress should never have called people to talk about it. Law enforcement should be handling enforcement of the laws, not Congress. Its fine that they threatened to clean up baseball, cause it is a major billion dollar business and it does influence the country’s culture and children…even though I hate that reason. I will admit I like watching Barry Bonds and his huge noggin twist in the wind, but Congress isn’t really doing that, although they did start it.

    Football… no they have no freaking reason to go after football. No laws were broken, football is not a public institution, there is nothing to see here.