Perhaps with so much of the media's attention focused on the presidential primaries, members of Congress were seeking some attention of their own with the congressional hearing on Roger Clemens and his alleged use of steriods.
It wasn't matters of national security that warranted their attention, or considerations of an economic recession, or even global warming that our elected officials chose to focus on; it was a man, a baseball player.
Many of us collectively shook our heads at that hearing, but to move from the merely silly to the ludicrous, two Representatives, Henry Waxman and Tom Davis, have in their wisdom, approached the Attorney General and asked for a judicial hearing on whether Roger Clemens committed perjury in testifying at the congressional hearing.
For some weeks now, the Justice Department has had on its plate a request authored by Representative Dennis Kucinich and backed by additional congress people, for an impeachment hearing on Vice President Cheney and some 150 lies/misstatements he is alleged to be responsible for.
Maybe the icing on the cake is that Representative Waxman is the chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
I am a mere member of the citizenry of the United States. When I weigh Roger Clemen's possible perjury against whether a top member of the administrative branch of our federal government violated the constitution, I am reminded of an old adage which goes: Wish in one hand, hold dung in the other--see which fills more quickly. (Yes, admittedly cleaned up to be politically correct.)
For the news article detailing the information for this post, please go to: http://rawstory.com/news/afp/Congress_asks_Justice_to_launch_Cle_02272008.html