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Your tax dollars at work

Posted by Charles P. Pierce  July 14, 2011 01:51 PM

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Well, isn't this special?

One thing upon which you can always depend. Once the prosecutorial powers-that-be get their teeth into a good, juicy drug frenzy, most of what limited concern they have regarding the Bill of Rights, and the superstructure of guarantees regarding due process and the presumption of innocence, and the various rules of procedure and evidence matter far less to them than leaking to the media and hanging an important head on the wall, too.

(Also, KO, you know This Blog loves you, but if you really think the steroids "scandal" is worse than the Black Sox, as you seemed to say the other night to our mutual pal, Richard Justice, well, son, you gotta get out more. All during the steroids "era,' the outcomes of the various games were still in doubt. This was not the case during the 1919 World Series, as you know. Fixing games is different by an order of magnitude from taking a substance that might make you play better. The record book is not the essence of a fan's relationship to a sport. The integrity of the results are. Whatever else you can say about the people who juiced, they were trying to win.)

This whole business has been a waste of time and money and good bloviation, almost from jump. The renegade IRS agent who started the whole thing already got whacked around by a judge worse than the government did by Reggie Walton. The congressional hearings never should have happened at all, and they were a farce when they finally did, and having this whole kabuki armageddon come down to a badly designed perjury trap aimed at catching giant intellects like Roger Clemens in a clever web of words was the final punchline. Please, god, can this go away now?
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