The owners of the Worldnutdaily apparently don’t think they look dumb enough for giving weekly columns to Pat Boone, Chuck Norris and Victoria Jackson. Now they’ve added John Rocker to the list (for at least as long as they think it will sell some of his books that they get a cut of). And he apparently thinks that failed prosecutions have something to do with “big government” (a tired marketing slogan if ever there was one).
After multiple “rain delays,” blatant errors and despicable blunders, the obnoxious multi-inning affair between our generally incompetent federal government and Major League Baseball has finally ended. On June 18 the acquittal of Roger Clemens on all federal counts figuratively pushed across the final run in what, at times, seemed like an endless and outright ridiculous saga.
The “game” that lasted more than nine years, wasted countless man hours, cost American taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, while irreparably ruining once-impeccable reputations, yielded but one obstruction of justice conviction carrying with it nothing more than two years’ probation and community service. If this “game” that had the first pitch thrown by our federal government doesn’t blatantly reveal the laughable incompetence of individual legislators such as George Mitchell, Elijah Cummings and John Tierney, to name a small few, much of our governmental process specifically and big government overall, then I’m quite sure nothing ever will. From my observation, all that emerged from the government-contrived three-ring circus over the past decade was an indictment of big government at large.
Um. Okay. Apparently he thinks that because prosecutors failed in trying to convict Roger Clemens, that means we should cut “big government” — whatever that might mean to him. Cut social security and medicare? Cut defense spending (highly doubtful)? Defund NASA? What exactly is the connection between those things? Nothing at all. Because this is a guy who isn’t capable of constructing a coherent position, only of throwing together a few well-worn buzzwords and catchphrases. It’s a pretty good Sarah Palin impersonation, really.
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