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Oh, never mind after all
2008-02-14 19:34
by Bob Timmermann

A day after Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the chairman of the committee, Rep. Henry Waxman of California now regrets holding the hearings at all.

However, Waxman said, as reported in the New York Times, that it wasn't his fault:

“I think Clemens and McNamee both came out quite sullied, and I didn’t think it was a hearing that needed to be held in order to get the facts out about the Mitchell report,” Waxman said.

“I’m sorry we had the hearing. I regret that we had the hearing. And the only reason we had the hearing was because Roger Clemens and his lawyers insisted on it.”

But how else would we have found out about Roger Clemens' bleeding posterior and other butt-related issues?

2008-02-14 20:09:39
1.   68elcamino427
The "Committtee" members could have had face sized pictures of the "bleeding posterior" mounted on sticks and used them as masks. Wouldn't that have added the finishing touch?
2008-02-14 20:22:22
2.   trainwreck
Remind me never to hire Rusty Hardin as my lawyer.
2008-02-15 02:36:14
3.   RZG
Oh those naughty, naughty, lawyers, they're the ones who made me have the hearings. How does someone outside the government FORCE a House Chairman to call for a hearing?

Can I FORCE Waxman to have a hearing about Etch-a-sketches? They've always bugged me because whenever I pick them up my work mysteriously disappears.

What a crock, they had the hearings for the publicity.

One good thing about the hearings: Any time spent on the hearings was time they couldn't screw up something really important.

2008-02-15 07:40:45
4.   Shaun P
3 I'm a lawyer, and I know there are some hearings I'd like Waxman's committee to conduct. I'm glad to know I can now force those hearings to happen.

I wonder if this mystical influence we lawyers have over Congress extends to other committees? This could be fun!

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