I read on the NY Daily News web site today that Congressman Anthony Weiner wants the FBI to end the investigation into whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress last month because the government should target its resources into more serious threats, like terrorism and organized crime.
Weiner, a Democrat from New York (who ironically enough, was once my representative to Congress and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School two years after I did), doesn't seem to realize that the genie's out of the bottle, and that Clemens brought all of this on himself. Uncle Sam doesn't like being lied to, and will go after people like Clemens who think they are above the law and think they are bulletproof.
And besides, you know the usual suspects like Al Sharpton will come running out of the woodwork screaming racism if the government lets Clemens off the hook while prosecuting black athletes like Barry Bonds and Marion Jones on similar charges of perjury. And how would that look, the government goes after Bonds full blast, but lets the Carpetbagger walk, on basically the same charge on the same subject? You seriously have to wonder if a charge of racism isn't justified should that occur. (I haven't heard Weiner wanting to let Bonds off the hook.)
The Justice Department will have to come up with a better excuse than "we have more important business to take care of" if they don't go after Clemens. (And besides, it's not as if getting an indictment against Clemens will take up all their time and manpower.)
Clemens isn't above the law, and besides, doesn't Weiner himself have better things to do than to coming running to the defense of the Texas Con Man under the guise of "we have better things to do, so let him go?" He sounds like a foolish Yankee fan who can't believe that Clemens was a steroid user.
For more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2008/03/05/2008-03-05_congressman_anthony_weiner_asks_fbi_to_e.html