Serving the heart of California since 1892

The Madera Tribune

Congress whiffs in Clemens trial

Most newspaper content here is incomplete. Want it all? Sooner? Subscribe to our full print and online editions by calling (559) 674-4207 and get both for the price of one!

webmaster | 06/22/12

Congress is having a rough go of it lately. Perhaps it should start prosecuting real criminals like drug dealers, Wall Street investment firms and shady members of its own profession, because it is certainly having no luck with athletes.

Seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens was acquitted of all six counts of lying to Congress on Wednesday after a five-year investigation.

It took five years to determine if he was fibbing? I don’t need to check with Fed chairman Ben Bernanke to understand that the U.S. economy is having to dig spare change from the couch.

It is estimated that the former dog-and-pony perjury show against Barry Bonds cost the taxpayers more than $50 million. I don’t know how much the Clemens trial cost us, but enough to save the jobs of a thousand or so teachers...


comments powered by Disqus