lying to Congress is a serious crime

As you might’ve heard, Congress is investigating the possibility that baseball pitcher Roger Clemens lied to them under oath about his use of steroids.  Representative Henry Waxman, then the committee’s chairman, said perjury and false statements “are serious crimes that undermine the ability of Congress to perform its duties.”  True… but at the same time, I keep trying to imagine how a politician can accuse anyone of lying with a straight face, and I just can’t do it.  I mean, how many members of Congress have knowingly lied while on the job?  (I don’t think I want to know the statistics, because it would probably be very depressing.)

political comic humor site

Friend of the blog Rurouni Kenneth showed me a funny political comic the other day, and I want to share it with you.  Instead of copying it, I’m going to give you the link to it, so the author gets credit.  There doesn’t appear to be a direct link, so click on this, then click on February 18, 2009.


It’s comparing irresponsible home buyers to Congress.  It makes a great point.

If you enjoy political comic humor, there are some other good ones at that site.

While what President Obama and the current Congress are doing to America isn’t very funny, it helps to be able to laugh about it.  If only it were a joke