Wednesday, July 06, 2005

"Would be a shame if something were to get...broken..."

straight out of a Monty Python routine:

"I think Major League Baseball understands the stakes," said Government Reform Chairman Tom Davis (R), the Northern Virginia lawmaker who recently convened high-profile steroid hearings. "I don't think they want to get involved in a political fight."

Davis, whose panel also oversees District of Columbia issues, said that if a Soros sale went through, "I don't think it's the Nats that get hurt. I think it's Major League Baseball that gets hurt. They enjoy all sorts of exemptions" from anti-trust laws.

These Republicans, they also can be counted on to throw over long-held beliefs. They've already pitched over state's rights in many cases, like Schaivo and medical marijuana, and now they seem likely to wiggle around on free market values. Making silly threats over Soros wanting to buy into the Nationals amends free market to be "...but only if you and I agree on politics." So from now on, unless you support the Republicans (and can show receipts to that effect) don't bother competing in the marketplace.

This is, at once, tragically stupid and hilariously silly.

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