After years of relentlessly pursuing baseball star Barry Bonds, the government has finally gotten a conviction against him. At what cost though? I can only imagine how many millions of dollars the government has spent let alone what Mr. Bonds has spent defending himself only for the jury to find him guilty on a single count of obstruction of justice! Does any of this make sense? How could you possibly justify going after a retired baseball player for simply lying about using steroids when he was playing baseball?
Honestly, doesn't the government have better things to do with their resources? How could attorney general Eric Holder let his prosecutors waste their precious resources going after someone as insignificant as Bonds? Consider the type of crimes and rampant corruption that goes on in Miami government alone that goes unpunished, commissioners that routinely perjure themselves, mayors and their staff caught misappropriating millions of dollars of federal money, illegal campaign donations by vendors looking to garner favors from politicians and lobbyists/bag men who get outrageously wealthy by pulling the strings to get their clients whatever they need. What about the corruption we've talked about within law enforcement? People's civil rights getting violated every single day, getting denied their rights to due process, prosecutors hiding and fabricating evidence, etc. None of that is as important as bringing down a washed up baseball player and humiliating him publicly by engaging witnesses and jilted ex lovers who have an axe to grind with him.
I'll rest a lot easier tonight thinking about Mr. Bonds shriveled balls, growing neck and head, impotency and horrible acne as a result of his steroid abuse while I contemplate the millions of dollars our government has spent only to achieve a nonsensical verdict against an unimportant washed up retired baseball player.