It’s nice to see that the Obama Department of Obstruction of Justice has its priorities straight. Investigate Bush administration officials for violations of the Geneva Conventions and the Convention Against Torture? Nah, gotta look forward, not back. How about at least going after the authors of the torture memos in the Bush DOJ? Nope, they just used “poor judgment,” nothing worth pursuing there. How about allegations that detainees at Guantanamo may have been murdered, which was then allegedly covered-up by those in charge who reported it as suicide? Nothing to see there either, move along.
But investigate the Bowl Championship Series? Yeah, buddy. Now we’ve got something of substance that we can sink our teeth into, something REALLY important:
“The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review.
…Weich made note of the fact that President Barack Obama, before he was sworn in, had stated his preference for a playoff system. In 2008, Obama said he was going to “to throw my weight around a little bit” to nudge college football toward a playoff system, a point that Hatch stressed when he urged Obama last fall to ask the department to investigate the BCS.”
In the letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, obtained by The Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice Department is reviewing Hatch’s request and other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into whether the BCS violates antitrust laws.
Well, that would bring the number of campaign promises kept to…….one.