Thursday, August 19, 2010

Clemens to be Indicted on Perjury Charges - NYT

I will simply refer readers to my classic blog post on the subject, from back in February of 2008, expressing my displeasure at 1) Congress's involvement in the first place and 2) the disgusting grandstanding by many of the congressmen involved.

Of course, the highlight was Brian McNamee's testimony about how he knew that Rocket Roger was indeed at a party in question at Jose Canseco's house because Clemens' wife and Canseco's wife were showing off their boob jobs to each other.

"Q: We've received evidence that there was a team party at Canseco's house, but that Mr. Clemens was golfing that day and wasn't at the party. It sounds like you have a pretty clear recollection of seeing Mr. Clemens at this party along with some family members, is that right? Are you certain about that?

A: Roger showed up after golf, I believe. Maybe he was golfing. I don't know if he was golfing. He might have showed up a little bit later, but no, he was there the whole time for the most part. He was in the house. I could tell a specific story about him being there, which was involving Jose (Canseco), Jose's wife and Roger's wife when they went inside, when the guys showed up. I mean, they talked -- no disrespect, but they talked about how great Jose's wife's augmentation job was to Debbie and showed her. And then Debbie showed her her augmentation job."



Unknown said...

Hey cool! That's what 36% of my hard work goes to!

Mark said...

I just cannot understand how someone as famous as Clemens would appear VOLUNTARILY in front of a Congressional committee without any immunity guarantees. Where did he get his attorney, "Half price lawyers"?

This is not to dispute your point that it was a ridiculous hearing in the first place and was a perfect example of congressional grandstanding.

Blue Moon said...

Mark is right. Roger's pride got in the way of common sense.

Silence is golden...