February 13th, 2008
05:01 PM ET

A swing and a miss

So let’s talk baseball, and not just the Mitchell report. Not just steroids. Not just the question of who is telling the truth, or who's not, or why.

I want to talk about one very small sliver of what's gone down on Capitol Hill: the autographs. ‘Cause when Roger Clemens showed up to answer to Congress, he was met by a long line of fans, asking him to sign baseballs, T-shirts, even napkins. But these weren’t just any fans. These were congressional staffers.

Now, I'm not saying Roger Clemens is guilty of anything. But I am saying that the people who are looking to answer that question ought to at least give an appearance of impartiality.

But, no. Instead they were like schoolchildren. But they’re not children. They’re our humble servants, paid with our tax dollars to get to the bottom of this.

They've violated our trust. That’s a swing and a miss for Congress. Let’s hope their game improves in the home stretch.

And that’s the Last Word.

– Jami Floyd, “In Session” Anchor/360° Contributor

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