Tuesday, May 5, 2009

'Kitsch King Obama's BCS BS' (at Beyond Chron)

Last week Congressman Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, held a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection in the opening volley for what Barton is calling the College Football Playoff Act of 2009. Among Barton's pearls of statecraft: “They keep trying to tinker with the current system and to me it's like -- and I don't mean this directly -- it's like Communism. You can't fix it. I think they should change the name to the BES -- Bowl Exhibition Series -- or just drop the C and call it the BS system because it isn't about determining a champion on the field."

As it turns out, your correspondent knows a thing or do about the ways of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. Two years ago the then-ranking minority member, Florida Republican Cliff Stearns, weaseled into the wall-to-wall cable TV news coverage of the murder-suicide of pro wrestler Chris Benoit by proposing legislation to force the wrestling industry to adopt Olympics-level testing for steroids.

full text at "Kitsch King Obama's BCS BS,"
today at Beyond Chron:


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