Best of The Streak: Clemens’ Nanny Quotes Clint Eastwood, Clearly Speaks English
First appeared February 26, 2008
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) said it was a mistake holding a Valentine’s Day-Eve hearing into whether Roger Clemens took steroids or not. But Waxman also said Clemens lied and now “The Rocket” could be facing some serious charges.
The New York Times reported this morning that the oversight committee has drafted a letter to the Justice Dept., asking Justice to investigate if Clemens lied under oath. Apparently the committee is not also asking Justice to see if Clemens’ trainer, Brian McNamee, lied. But that’s not the only Clemens-incriminating revelation uncovered by this morning’s Times.
Members of Congress took a lot of time asking Clemens whether or not he attended a party in 1998 thrown by Jose Canseco (the reasoning behind the questioning being that Canseco allegedly discussed steroids with Clemens). Clemens denied being at the party, despite testimony from his nanny that Clemens attended Canseco’s house that day.
Clemens told Waxman under oath that the nanny was not only mistaken but her English is really bad and that may explain the confusion. Poor English was also the reason given for why Clemens spoke with the nanny before the nanny formally spoke with the committee. Maybe Clemens thought there was a “bad English speaking” exemption to witness tampering.
Well, the oversight committee has confirmed that the nanny speaks English perfectly well, just with an accent. They’re now circulating a transcript of her deposition where she used idioms such as, “Go ahead, make my day.”
Check The Washington Independent often for a link to this transcript when I find it as well as other breaking news concerning Jose Canseco’s 1998 party.
Now that the roller coaster that was 2008 has come to an end, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our most popular, thought-provoking and entertaining posts from The Streak over the past year. This post was chosen by TWI staff as one of the most memorable of 2008.