WE LOST 17,000 JOBS IN THIS COUNTRY LAST MONTH. WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT WORRIED ABOUT AN NFL PROBLEM?
Arlen Specter, is a Sen, R-Pa. He is also a die-hard Eagles fan, who wants the NFL to explain why it destroyed New England Spygate videotapes. He is a weekly caller to the local Philladelphia sports call-in radio program, so he more than likely has an axe to grind somewhere. "I don't get it." Spector said. "What was on those tapes that make the Patriots think the tapes did not need to exist ? We can't just take the Patriots word for it."
Two days before the Super Bowl game, for some reason, Arlen Spector felt the need to bring up the SpyGate incident. He wondered pubicly why the NFL destroyed the tapes. Specter has questioned the quality of the NFL's investigation into the matter and raised the possibility of congressional hearings if he wasn't satisfied with Goodell's answers. Specter also raised the threat of Congress canceling the league's antitrust exemption and restated that in a meeting with Goodell. I sure wish Mr Spector would find the destruction of the CIA torture tapes just as interesting.
Spector, do the job you were elected to do and stop wasting my tax dollars! He knows full well that it will blow an as.sload of taxpayer money while accomplishing nothing. Let the NFL take care of it. I can't believe Congress has nothing better to do than butt their elected noses into Major Legue Sports. Is there nothing else pending on Capitol Hill? And I don't mean the "Mitchell Report" either. No wonder the country is a mess. It's time to start holding our congressmen/women responsible for the meaningless BS they want to deal with instead of the issues that affect everyday peoples lives. Aren't there more important things for congress to be dealing with ? Like .... Illegal Immigration, Economic Recession, Unemployment, Gun Control, War on Terror, Gobal Warming ... among other issues not sports related.
Goodell said he has offered Matt Walsh a deal whereby "he has to tell the truth and he has to return anything he took improperly" in return for indemnity. Matt Walsh is the former Patriots employee who performed some video taping duties for the team. Specter said he, too, wanted to talk to Walsh and perhaps offer a different deal. He doesn't even care about the fact that Belichick's taping practices may have cost the Eagles a Super Bowl. No, like most politicians, he cares about one thing and one thing only: Getting his sorry as.s re-elected again in 2010. Hell, the average Eagles fan probably couldn't even tell you if he was a Democrat or a Republican.
Arlen Specter is an opportunist, who uses his position to further his own selfish agenda and feed his ego. In case you needed more confirmation that this is a waste of tax payers time and money, consider this by Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman about the Clemens/McNamee fiasco ... "I'm sorry we had this hearing. I regret that we had the hearing. And the only reason we had this hearing today, was because Roger Clemens and his lawyers insisted on it." "He is the one who created this circus in the first place," Hardin said of Waxman, contending that Clemens and his lawyers had asked several weeks ago for the hearing to be called off, only to be rebuffed by Waxman's staff.
My Fellow Americans .... Don't we have more important pressing issues right now?