Thursday, February 14, 2008

Madam Foxx Pitches Low

If Sen. Bill Frist could diagnose Terri Schiavo's medical condition by looking at a videotape of her, then why can't Rep. Virginia Foxx authoritatively declare Roger Clemens steroid-free, by looking at photographs?
In one bizarre moment, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), who said Congress was wasting its time with the hearing, had an aide display portraits of Clemens at various stages of his career. As the portraits towered over her, she said she saw no physical evidence he had gotten bigger during the years. [Charlotte Observer, today]

And when exactly did the defense of Roger Clemens become such a partisan prize for Republicans?

Progressive Pulse has more, including an hilarious picture of Madam Foxx and her visual aids.

Sports Illustrated blogger Tom Verducci adds more than his 2 cents on why Virginia Foxx is a credit to her party and a huge embarrassment to the 5th Dist. of N.C.:
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Poster Child

Virginia Foxx (R-NC) made it clear that she would rather not be at the hearings, that Congress shouldn't be involved in baseball matters. "I think we've been playing gotcha games and I don't agree with that," Foxx said. Then Foxx proceeded to prove beyond a doubt that she truly didn't belong there. She showed a poster of Clemens in four different photographs for four different teams (Boston, New York, Toronto, Houston), the exact dates of which she had no idea. "You appear to me to be about the same size," she said. "It doesn't appear to me that your size has changed much." Great. Now Foxx can tell us whether players are using PEDs just on body type in photographs. It's exactly that kind of sloppy eyeball detective work that we should have left behind a decade ago.

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