I've tried keeping up with how Congress occupies its time. The important issues at hand would seem to be naturally Iraq, Afghanistan or Iran, immigration problems at U.S. borders, health care, the economy, or how about aid for tornado victims here in the good ole U.S.?
Congress is holding out on the anti-terrorist bill because of the waterboarding issue and the fact we could lose more rights. Either way, I support their negotiating these issues. Rep. Haynes, D.-N.J., is heading a commission on the betterment and support of Kenya.
I'm sure by now we're all tired of hearing about Roger Clemens' and Barry Bonds' supposed steriod use. If you are going to prosecute these people there is a place to do it: The city or state where the crime took place. I personally didn't cast my vote to have my congressperson or senator spend the country's money investigating sports individuals. I'm a huge sports fan, but let the individual sports police their own players. An issue that could involve FBI, the basketball referee betting across state lines seems to be completely forgotten. Pete Rose and Art Schlichter can certainly tell you all about these penalties.
If you're not happy with our officials you need to phone, write or e-mail Marcy Kaptur or Sherrod Brown. I give you permission to put the blame on me, if you'd like.
Paul F. Hauke Jr.