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March 02, 2008

New Tomdispatch


The Monster Must Die!
Clemenstein, or the Post-Modern Prometheus
By Robert Lipsyte

"When all this happened, the former President of the United States found me in a deer blind in south Texas and expressed his concerns, that this was unbelievable, and to stay strong and… hold your head up high." -- Roger Clemens testifying before the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee.

The genius of Roger Clemens lies in the fact that he created the monster of himself. He is both Dr. Clemenstein, inventor of a more powerful man, and Clemenstein, the age-defying result, an ogre who defines ur-masculinity today. He is a big, white Republican who makes his own rules, lies, cheats, and mixes family values and intimidation. Roger Clemens also manipulated and sacrificed associates to accomplish his mission. He was able to do this not only because scientific additions made him bigger and stronger, but because subtractions enabled him to believe in the preeminence of the creature he had become. The drugs went in and the soul came out.

The rest.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at March 2, 2008 06:36 PM

the Rocket will eat the wussy Dems alive. He will not go to jail, if convicted, he will be pardoned and all the dems that tried to screw him will be defeated in the elections. What a waste of taxpayer money.. I don't care if he took drugs or sold his soul to the devil to be a baseball God or if he even lied to congress (what a laugh, that charge is).

One thing I do know is that he ain't passing laws that are sinking this country's constitution and pissing away our taxes on overseas adventures and a police state at home.


Posted by: Sam at March 3, 2008 08:56 AM

I agree with Sam - I don't give a rat's ass what he did or who he lied to about it. Let him take all the drugs he wants.

Our congress needs to start working on the many issues facing our country instead of this nonsense.

Posted by: Susan - NC at March 3, 2008 08:46 PM