Congressional delays push hearing back to Spring Training

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Congress is delaying their unnecessary grandstanding hearing featuring the big names in the Mitchell Report.

The congressional hearing involving Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and former trainer Brian McNamee was postponed Wednesday until Feb. 13 so lawmakers can gather evidence and coordinate their investigation with the Justice Department.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was informing witnesses that the Jan. 16 session is being pushed back…

“The Justice Department told the committee it would be helpful if we waited until after Radomski is sentenced,” the committee’s minority staff director, David Marin, wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. “This also gives us more time to delve into more recent developments, gather more information, and depose all witnesses before they testify in public.”

Spring Training starts the next day. What a coincidence. I’m sure this has nothing to do with media attention focused on baseball right before pitchers and catchers report. The circus, indeed.

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  • Kevin23

    Congressional media whoring? I never would have guessed.

    While I do loves me a good whore-fest, a bunch of partisan hacks asking anyone to be serious about anything is kinda laughable.

  • MikeD

    Well since they have already solved world hunger, homelessness, and war what can they tackle other than steroids?

  • Steve S

    maybe next they can investigate Britney Spears and Dr. Phil. Thats also on the front page of the post.

  • Realist

    Sure…..$3.00 gallon plus gas and heating oil and credit card companies charging rates that at one time were considered “Usuary” , plus young men and women dying in a war of attrition mean nothing! THIS and THIS alone is worth those overpaid , under productive SOBs getting off their @sses and making a stand. no wonder apathy is at a all time high in this nation!

  • dan

    Maybe Osama Bin Laden will turn to steroids to piss off America next

  • E-ROC

    The U.S. dollar isn’t worth crap in this country or outside of it. Britney Spears is bipolar yet her album went over really well with the critics. Now the Justice Department wants to receive all the good publicity because they are trying to help clean baseball and America REALLY needs to know what really happen. What is this world coming to?!

  • Tom G.

    Now we have some bullshit congressman getting free press by weighing in on how convincing Clemens was in his 60 minutes interview. Not to get on the soapbox, but aren’t there terrorists out there to protect us from. Everyone here should right a letter to their elected officials demanding a congressional hearing to explain how steroid use has become so ubiquitous while we’ve spent tens of billions of dollars a year on a war on drugs. I doubt Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte have the answer to that one.

  • Nate B.

    Ah yes. Then they can string it out as long as possible. Then when the election comes up they can say “Remember me? I took a stand on steroids. Give me your vote!” Do nothing politicians doing what they do. (Hey, maybe we can write in Rickey in Nov. At least he would give us entertaining sound bites)