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Thursday, February 28, 2008
New Sports Illustrated Piece on Roger Clemens and his Legal Strategy

I have a new piece tonight on Roger Clemens. It examines how the House Oversight Committee regarded Clemens' legal strategy for the proceedings. Hope you have a chance to read it.


Remember Monica's attorney whose inglorious appearance on every Sunday talk show gave us the "Full Ginsberg"? Now we have a new phrase: "digging a Rusty" which refers to an attorney whose every public play backfires and buries his client deeper in the muck

Blogger Alan Milstein -- 2/28/2008 8:31 PM  

Interesting article, but I'm not sure I get it. Is the claim now that the golf receipt was forged? Wasn't the testimony by Clemens that he dropped his wife off and left? It's possible that Clemens talked with Canseco and then left. Or, it's possible that McNamee is telling the truth about all but the meeting.

I'm not sure how the strategy fits in - did the legal team initially claim that the party never happened, or that no one from the Clemens clan went?

Anonymous Michael Risch -- 2/29/2008 9:04 AM  

As I understand it, the claim now is that he was at the party for some period of time, either before or after (likely after) his golf round. The golf receipt shows he was doing something else for part of the time; but it does not cover the whole period. Clemens's initial position was he was not there at all, but everything else (including the mysterious alleged photo) points away from that.

Blogger Howard Wasserman -- 2/29/2008 1:38 PM  

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