Back in the spotlight, Mitchell isn't about to let go.
The global pr continues-- in sight is baseball fans' money, hundreds of millions of dollars, which MLB already believes is theirs to use as they please. With the handy tool of "Americans are just bad anyway," global interests will walk off with fans' money for a variety of pork related to drug testing (and corruption). Fans will sit by and watch it happen. Expect more involvement with the United Nations, where Selig spoke in June, 2007. (photo above).
- Ken Davidoff, Newsday, his take on Our Lady of the Perpetual Mitchell:
"1. As expected, George Mitchell received the treatment of a returning king. Committee chairman Henry Waxman essentially apologized while asking Mitchell to take his oath prior to testifying, and Waxman kept urging Committee members to limit their time, because Mitchell had a train to catch. What a joke.
- It can't be repeated here enough: Mitchell is not a candidate for sainthood. He hasn't spent his time rebuilding New Orleans, or saving lives in Darfur. He is a businessman and a politician _ and yes, kudos for his work in Northern Ireland, but he gets demerits for constantly bringing it up."
- (Does he forget he was lobbyist for the Tobacco Industry? Doesn't that sound awfully evil and...Republican?) sm
- (Ken Davidoff): "He showed his true colors more than ever yesterday, refusing to veer from his script, not uttering a word of substance, referring time and again to his report rather than treat his questions with fresh thoughts. I develop less respect for Mitchell each time I see him. To paraphrase John Cleese from this episode of "Cheers," "I've grown to hate him."
- From Ken Davidoff's Newsday blog, 1/16/08, "Back Down From the Hill, Some Thoughts."