Matt Walsh has got nothing on the Patriots the league didn't already know about, the Boston Herald has apologized to Pats fans for running the story claiming that he did, and generally, there are a lot of Pats haters out there who have had their thunder stolen this week.
But that, similar to a lack of credible evidence about WMD, isn't going to stop our government!
In particular, it's not apparently going to stop one Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania (R, natch). Nope, he wants our government to fund another Mitchell Report, but this time on only ONE football team, because clearly, IT'S ALL TEH BIG CONSPIRECY!!11!!
Jamie at the Patriot Act raised a really good point about the role hefty contributions from Comcast (currently embroiled with the NFL over the NFL Network) may be playing in Specter's zeal for this particular issue. But really, at this point, I have to wonder if ol' Arlen has, say, looked outside or read a newspaper lately.
Given the number of pressing issues he could and should be focusing on at this time - a foreign war, an economy in recession - his continued obsession with this issue passes beyond the absurd, in my opinion, and into the morally reprehensible. Personally, I think the public would be better served by an ‘independent investigation’ into how Mr. Specter is using taxpayers’ time and money.
You can read further bloviating by me on this whole hot mess over here.