The House of Representatives' Committee on "Oversight and Government Reform" wheezes into action tomorrow with another round of hearings on the pressing government-reform issue of steroids in baseball.
The congressmen are already in fine form. California Democrat Henry Waxman showed a charming pre-emptive fondness for collective guilt: "[E]veryone involved in Major League Baseball bears some responsibility for this scandal," he said. More:
"A lack of leadership and oversight in Major League Baseball enabled these abuses to continue. After 15 years of slow action, a new commissioner is needed to guide the league out of this era of drug abuse," [Florida Republican Cliff] Stearns said. […]
"The first step in restoring the reputation of baseball is taking all necessary actions to show cheating will no longer be tolerated. We cannot afford to sit on the sidelines while some players destroy the integrity of this sport," [Maryland Democrat Elijah] Cummings said.
Today, baseball. Tomorrow, hip-hop!
To see a professional nostalgic do an endzone dance on the incarceration of a young mother who is "nursing one child and raising another," try Mitch Albom.