just procrastinating

Monday, March 14, 2005

Steriod Committee
There was a lot of talk on the Sunday news shows about this House Steriod Committee. George Will had a nice article this weekend that pretty much covers whatever feelings I have about it. I'm hoping that we get to Thursday and no one shows up for this farce, but I wouldn't be surprised if baseball caves, for the children:
Philip Schiliro, chief of staff for the committee's Democrats, says: "If Sammy Sosa hit 60 home runs three times without being on steroids, kids should know that. That's a great message for kids." Sentimentality trumps legality, and doing this or that for "kids" is the first and usually the final rhetorical refuge when government wants to wander where neither the Constitution nor common sense says it should.
Steriods are bad, but I'd rather see a bunch of meatheads hitting homers than one government committee claiming that it has an unlimited jurisdiction.

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