McCain's 'Roid Rage


Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) indulges Washington's favorite pastime: Threatening businesses with punishing legislation. Said McNasty to Major League Baseball big wigs:

"Your failure to commit to addressing this issue straight on and immediately will motivate this committee to search for legislative remedies," McCain, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, told players' union chief Donald Fehr.

"I don't know what they [the remedies] are. But I can tell you, and the players you represent, the status quo is not acceptable. And we will have to act in some way unless the major league players union acts in the affirmative and rapid fashion," the senator said.

What kind of drug testing gets done in the world's drunkest–er, greatest–deliberative body, I wonder?

Previous thoughts on steroids and baseball here.

Previous thoughts on McCain here and here.

[ESPN.com link thanks to reader Ari Spanier]