Friday, February 01, 2008

Specter Wastes Congress Time

Having begun the process for world peace, fixed the economy, thrown out all the crooked politicians, cured cancer, developed a fool proof method for voting and put aside funding to get the US debt in hand, Arlen Specter has turned his sights on the issues facing the NFL, specifically spygate.

"I am very concerned about the underlying facts on the taping, the reasons for the judgment on the limited penalties and, most of all, on the inexplicable destruction of the tapes," said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., in a Thursday letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Are you kidding me? This is what he's concerned about? After admitting he probably won't even watch the big game ("I may play squash while it's on"), Specter is putting the NFL anti-trust up for inspection over something that happened at the beginning of the season.

I know it's the only hold Congress has over the NFL (and MLB for that matter), but to bring up the big hammer for such a matter brings to mind the old sledge hammer to swat a fly anecdote.

Specter claims he made inquiries two months ago, but Goodell says he just became aware of Specter's interest on Thursday.

Really, Specter. Don't you have something better to do with your time?

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