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The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Congressman Henry Waxman. He gets the award for the following.

A day after a dramatic, nationally televised hearing that pitted Roger Clemens against his former personal trainer and Democrats against Republicans, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said Thursday that he regretted holding the hearing in the first place.

The chairman, Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California, said the four-hour hearing unnecessarily embarrassed Clemens, who he thought did not tell the truth, as well as the trainer, Brian McNamee, who he thought was unfairly attacked by committee Republicans.

"I think Clemens and McNamee both came out quite sullied, and I didn't think it was a hearing that needed to be held in order to get the facts out about the Mitchell report," Waxman said.

"I'm sorry we had the hearing. I regret that we had the hearing. And the only reason we had the hearing was because Roger Clemens and his lawyers insisted on it."

The whole thing was a staged circus. Anyone living outside the beltway could see it was a complete waste of time and money. Saying you're sorry now don't cut it Congressman Henry Waxman, I name you today's Knucklehead of the Day.

Hat tip- Michelle Malkin. There is a Knucklehead award sitting on the shelf for Senator Arlen Specter if he ever calls a hearing to investigate the NFL's spygate.


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Comments (11)

Tis a little out of charact... (Below threshold)

Tis a little out of character for Waxman, who usually has no problem embarrassing those called before his committee.

And for Specter, he's in the minority so he can't do squat. You'll have to wait another generation until the GOP regains control to see if Specter calls for a hearing into the NFL taping.

Well golly gee asshat, if y... (Below threshold)
marc:

Well golly gee asshat, if you think Clemens lied bring him up on contempt of Congress and perjury charges.

'Til then STFU

I think this stems from Wax... (Below threshold)
the struggler:

I think this stems from Waxman losing alot of dodgeball games to people like Clemens when he was a kid and he thinks it's his chance to "show them".

Could be worse. They could... (Below threshold)
Oldmath:

Could be worse. They could be writing legislation...

Waxman disappoints me here,... (Below threshold)
Herman:

Waxman disappoints me here, concentrating on stupid baseball when he knows there remain Bush Administration criminals who have escaped being held accountable.

Knuckle-head is the wrong b... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Knuckle-head is the wrong body part. I don't pity Waxman, he's a retard, but I do pity anyone stupid enough to vote for that A$$'0'.
Herman, notify the Justice Department of all of these criminals you know exist. They'll get em, or Are you one of the 9-11---Global warming truthers? In other words are you one of the insane that are still walking the streets, Like the good ole boys that hit VT and now Il?

If Waxman holds hearings fo... (Below threshold)
ras:

If Waxman holds hearings for anyone who requests them - and according to him, he does - let's hold a few of our own! Here's a form letter:

Dear Mr. Waxman,

We, the undersigned, demand our own congressional hearing, topic list to be forwarded shortly. See you there.

Sincerely,

____________________________

pardon me but wasnt he the ... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

pardon me but wasnt he the goof off who was whinning about theater popcorn and the varuous forgin restruants i mean this wacko is out of his mind

Nostrildamus strikes again.... (Below threshold)
Brent:

Nostrildamus strikes again.

and he is wasting my tax do... (Below threshold)

and he is wasting my tax dollars on HGH....aint that a bomber or an iceberg?

marc:The single-mo... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

marc:

The single-most brilliant response to this entire circus (witchhunt...just to piss off mikem) yet.

Bravo, friend!




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