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BALCO & the Keystone Cops

Sally Jenkins has the story.

Here is an example of the kind of job USADA is doing in its inquiry into Jones's ties to BALCO. Several weeks ago, Jones met with a trio of USADA officials, including Madden. They presented her with a calendar that purported to be her BALCO doping schedule. It bore several notations and the initials MJ.

'That's not my calendar,' she said.

'Then why does it have your sprint times on it?'

Jones replied evenly, 'If those are my sprint times, then I just shattered the world record by a second.'

The sprint times on the calendar could not have been those of Jones, or of any woman. They were too fast. The USADA representatives didn't even recognize the difference between the sprint times of a male and a female.

You get an uneasy feeling from watching USADA's bumbling zealots. You get the feeling they'd waive the U.S. Constitution if they could -- which is a pretty unsettling thing to feel about an organization that is funded by U.S. taxpayer dollars and a grant from the White House.

I got "an uneasy feeling" when I read that the U.S. Senate had subpoenaed the records in the case. Then they end up in the hands of fools like these....