Saturday, February 02, 2008

Football, Videotape, and Treason

When the history of the fall of the United States of America is written a century or so from now, at least one chapter will be devoted to the Congress in the first decade of the 21st century. Out of the desire for political gain and cowardice, its Republicans and quite a few Democrats betrayed their oath of office and went along with the violations of the Constitution put forth on a near-daily basis by George W. Bush. One of the most prominent Quislings of the period has been Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania.

So it's understandable that Spector is making an ass of himself making inquiries into NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's destruction of the videotapes in the Patriots' rule-breaking taping of opponents' sidelines. It's compensation. Spector has ppent 40 years in public life, ever since his role with the Warren Commission, covering up the truth to do the bidding of power. He's covered himself with a slimy sheen of pompous rectitude in the process, a front that only works on the terminally foolish, like Washington political reporters. How satisfying to play the crusading public official before an audience of millions.

Well, the old scumbucket has another think coming in this matter. In modern American society, the NFL commissioner outranks a minority party U.S. Senator by about the same margin that John Madden outranks me in the football commentary world. Slowly, quietly, the wheels of the NFL will turn, and bad things will begin to happen to Arlen Spector. He may not even figure out why.

I'm not a Patriots fan. I am, however, an American citizen. Me and Thomas Jefferson agree. Spector can't get his soon enough.


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