The Barry Bonds case is over. Bonds, as we speak, is being sentenced. The penalty: 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service. This, by the way, is what the probation office recommended. Prosecutors were seeking a 15 month jail term.
Meanwhile, the US government wasted millions of our dollars. Just ask yourself which is worse: some overpaid athlete taking steroids and lying about it or your government wasting your dollars?
Cheatingiest cheating cheater is not in reference to Bonds. It’s in reference to your government wasting your dollars. I couldn’t care less about Barry Bonds. Yes, he obstructed justice and if the cost wasn’t so damn outrageous trying him would have made perfect sense. However, at some point someone more intelligent than the most intelligent person in the US Government has to step in and wonder whether spending millions of dollars is worth it. There has to be a point at which you just say fuck it. It simply isn’t worth it. It’s unfortunate that point is not at the amount it spent on Bonds. They’re doing the same shit with Roger Clemens.
Where’s the outrage about the government wasting this money? At the very least people should be outright enraged that the prosecution only managed one conviction and that conviction has been given a stay until an appeal is heard. It’s a god damn miracle our government can convict anybody.