Pols Inject Themselves Into Armstrong Case

Capitol Hill politicians can't resist doping
Staff Writer

Last week, the USADA-charges-Lance-Armstrong-with-doping case that turned into the Lance-Armstrong-sues-USADA-to-slow-charges case took another step away from its doping roots and another step toward its seemingly divisive, political, attention-whoring future.

On Thursday, Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) publicly sided with Armstrong, sending a letter to the Office of National Drug Control Policy that not only questioned the $10 million in public funding that the USADA receives annually, but also called their charges against Lance a conspiracy theory and their evidence "strained, at best."

Then, on Friday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) jumped in, announcing in a statement that he supports the USADA and their full investigation of athletes, "regardless of their public profile." "While the charges are serious, and I expect the process to be fair, I fully support USADA and its right to undertake the investigation of, and bring charges against, Lance Armstrong," McCain said.

Who will chime in next? Celebrities? Foreign dictators? Occupy Wall Street? Who knows. At this rate, maybe all of them.

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