Souder said if baseball doesn’t adopt Olympic standards about drug use, employ outside investigators, use surprise tests and do it year-round, Congress will enact legislation to require it.
I had originally planned to post about this but it eventually just slipped my mind. However, local blogger Bartleby, had an excellent post that reminded me of the situation and rekindled my anti-Souder flame so to speak (although I assure you that flame was not in jeopardy of dying out).
In my ideal world, the torturers of Gitmo and Abu Ghraib and the various secret CIA shops-of-horror would be ordered to release their current victims and concentrate on waterboarding this pudgy little freak who "represents" me in the U.S. House of Representatives. The objective: make him reveal what text of the imaginary U.S. constitution empowers the FedGov to "enact legislation" -- or do any single other accursed thing -- about professional gladiators and what substances they choose to fuel themselves on. This clown obviously knows or cares nothing about the document that he has taken far too many false oaths to defend. But it might be entertaining, admittedly in a perverse way, to see what he'd shriek out in an attempt to halt his "simulated drowning."
It's not quite how I would've put it but I do enjoy his writing style. Having said that, Souder has yet another
The challenge of our robust republic, grounded in economic freedom, is getting some boats launched. By consensus, we have rescue operations (homeless shelters, public housing and health) that deliver minimal level services. Legislators grapple between a liberal vision that expands that security toward middle and upper classes and a conservative vision that generally supports more personal responsibility.
But wait a minute. Why doesn't that personal responsibility apply to professional athletes who are adults and under the care of a physician when they choose to use performance enhancing substances? I guess personal responsibility only applies when whatever is being done is not objectionable to Congressman Souder. Welcome to the modern Republican party - again...