19 Dec 2007
The Rocket certainly sounds righteous in his statement, defending himself and chastising the court of public opinion- “I am disappointed that my 25 years in public life have apparently not earned me the benefit of the doubt….”
It all sounds good but it doesn’t erase the fact that Clemens had a chance to talk to Mitchell and didn’t. On page 175 of the report, Mitchell documents how he asked Clemens to talk to him about the allegations against him and Clemens refused his invitation.
Now, that alone doesn’t make Clemens guilty, but instead of issuing statements, how about Roger stands up himself and tells us he is innocent? How about he explains how his name ended up in that report and why he didn’t chose to do anything about it until now? Until then, I don’t want to read anymore statements.