Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Is He Kidding?

The senior senator (Republican) from Pennsylvania doesn't even pretend to want to save taxpayer money:

Sen. Arlen Specter has accused the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles of treating Terrell Owens unfairly, and might refer the matter to the antitrust subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Specter, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, said at a news conference Monday in Harrisburg it was 'vindictive and inappropriate' for the league and the Eagles to forbid the star wide receiver from playing and prevent other teams from talking to him.

'It's a restraint of trade for them to do that, and the thought crosses my mind, it might be a violation of antitrust laws,' Specter said.
I've got the mouse cord wrapped around my neck right now.


dcat said...

Yup. Un-freaking-believable. So many directions regarding political hypocrisy to go in with this one, but let's just leave it at that, other than to ay that it is a remarkable thing that politicians on both sides of the aisle are so ready to intervene in the affairs of professional sports. Hmmmm. I wonder why . . .

Paul said...

Now another pol wants to investigate the BCS? Basically, because it's a big business. Can't anyone in this society make money, reward excellence and govern their own affairs without politicians eventually trying to dictate their behavior. Tom Osborne should go punch this guy in the face.