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My Lying Clementine

Oh my lying, Oh my lying,  Oh my lying Clementine. 
The Hall of Fame is gone forever.
Now it's time to go to Jail for Perjury, 
Oh my lying Clementine.

Who is more disgraceful Congress or Roger Clemens?    With evidence clearly against him Roger Clemens stuck to his story.  Congress saw two different Clemens.

The Democrats led by chairman Waxman and Congressman Cummings of Maryland clearly did not believe Clemens.

Elijah E. Cummings, Democrat of Maryland, spoke directly to Mr. Clemens near the end of the hearing. “It’s hard to believe you, sir,” he said. “I hate to say that. You’re one of my heroes, but it’s hard to believe you.”  (reprinted from the NY Times).

The Republicans clearly saw another hearing.

Several Republicans lashed into Mr. McNamee.

“You are a drug dealer,” Christopher Shays, Republican of Connecticut, said as he pointed his finger at Mr. McNamee. Mr. Clemens, Mr. Shays said, was “a true icon in baseball.”  (reprinted from the NY Times).

What were they watching?   All evidence, except the affidavit of Jose Canesco, that paragon of veracity, supported Mr. McNamee.   Why did Congress feel the need to politicize this matter.

This came before the House Oversight Committee.  A committee,that as far as I know, has jurisdiction over, but hasn't held hearings about the billions of dollars that Halliburton cannot account for.  Nor have they held hearings about the misinformation that led us to war.

As far as I can tell these hearings accomplished the following:

1) Removed all doubt that Roger Clemens is a liar;
2) Removed all doubt that Congress must be swinging at pitches in the dirt.  They should get their priorities straight.
3) Added the word "misremember" to the lexicon.




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