I was watching ESPN’s SportsCenter at the gym this morning, and, between the Clemens steroid thing and the Arlen Specter NFL Patriots thing, it looked more like CSPAN than ESPN.

Confidential to our elected officials: you’re probably introducing a fair number of people to the workings of Congress here. If you want them all to think you’re a bunch of jackasses who enjoy wanking and grandstanding, well, … congratulations! Mission Accomplished, as they say.

I feel bad for Henry Waxman in particular — pretty much the only guy in congress who can still spell the word “oversight” — who’s now been reduced to finding out who stuck what needles in who’s posterior.