arlen specter of pennsylvania has had a hair across his puckered little ass since his iggles were rudely manhandled by the new england patriots in superbowl xlii. spygate has been his little obsession since the moment eric mangini let the genie out of the videotaped bottle, and he is never (it would seem) in public talking about anything else. forget that the taping allegations never mentioned the eagles in the first place, nor were in the least true (even according to their original source, the boston herald) about shenanigans related to the superbowl, nor have they been substantiated by one mr. matt walsh, the supposed center of the tempest.
however, rather than conserve national attention for any of the issues one might choose from when offering feedback on his web site, (go look it up, you can't even find a way to select anything remotely related to NFL malfeasance--you can pick agriculture, children, defense, education, energy/environment, foreign relations, health, emergency response, housing, judiciary, labor, social security, taxes, transportation, veterans or welfare, but nothing related to antitrust protection of major american sports leagues), the honorable [sic] senator specter seems to feel himself entitled to quixoticize any ridiculous topic he likes, while restricting his constituents from having their own opinions on the matter.
so what is today in the news? tim donaghy, once a referee in the national basketball association, has told investigators pursuing an nba betting scandal, that relationships between officials, coaches and players in the nba have definitively "affected the outcomes of games". he's fingered other officials who gamble on games, as well as identified a referee who passed on confidential information to an unidentified coach. this gun is definitely smoking.
yet, when i go search the world wide web for statements from the honorable [sic] senator specter, i'm coming up with a big, fat nothing.
why, mr. specter, are you so quiet on acknowledged cheating, while obsessed like a rutting dog on screwing the patriot pooch?
bloviation. there's nothing like it.