Envy and jealousy, holier than thou edition

After reading this lengthy, thorough walk through of Ken Starr’s stewardship of Baylor in the Dallas Morning News,  I was ready to post some snark about coverups and maybe the need for a special prosecutor, but why read what an amateur has to say on the subject when you can turn to the stylings of a pro like Mr. Charles P. Pierce?

The whole thing is a smart-ass’ joy to read, but there’s no doubt about my favorite part.  Here ’tis:

With the help of Robert Griffin III, Starr used Baylor football to help save the Big 12 Conference. This is what this pious fraud said about that:

“During this seminal moment in Baylor’s athletic history,” Starr wrote in a letter, “by God’s grace, we have prevailed.”

God saved the Big 12 Conference? Bad move, God, The Big 12 is a monstrosity that has denied us our godgiven right to a Nebraska-Oklahoma game every Thanksgiving. Thanks a lot, God.

Amen to that, Brother Pierce.  There’s no way Gawd is that cruel.

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19 responses to “Envy and jealousy, holier than thou edition

  1. The loss of Nebraska-Oklahoma is a national disgrace, and the Big 12 deserves to be blown up for this reason alone.

    • ApalachDawg

      Also the A&M vs Tejas and Kansas vs Missouri

      • Russ

        Yep, all of the above.

        Those games are a large part of the reason I like college football. As they get fewer and fewer, my interest wanes accordingly.

      • Agree on the other two you mention … Huskers/Sooners was must see TV for decades especially with Osborne and Switzer. Those games weren’t the spread and throw it 2 yards downfield crap you see in the Big 12 today. It was big boy football where two teams fought in the trenches for 60 minutes with big-time option football, the Nebraska I vs. the Oklahoma wishbone.

  2. Cojones

    The poetry at the local bars has changed from a refrain of “Twinkle, twinkle little Starr” to a more somber “Starrkle, Starrkle little Twink”.

    His high-minded witch hunt using “Christian values” politically has landed Ken in the “Judge not, lest you be judged” category with flames. If I was one of those parents, I’d sue Baylor for all the money that was made on football athletes during those years of “rapefest” he presided over and then sue him personally for $1 above the amount he received from the U.S. Treasury for prosecuting a consensual act. What did that cost us – about $3M – paid to his consulting bill alone?

    • Hogbody Spradlin

      “Consensual act”? Since when is lying under oath and betraying the public trust a consensual act?

      • Derek

        But you can lie about wmd’s in Iraq because that’s so less important.

        Please don’t suggest you care about the lies. You care about the liar.

        Lying is not a good thing. It does matter a bit what the thing is that you’re lying about though. Some things are more important than others.

  3. SouthernYank

    I picture Pierce eating a ham sandwich and drooling on his keyboard. He’s a caricature of himself.

  4. Navin Johnson

    Ken Starr as university president is the real version all of the worst things the most anti-Adams portion of the Dawg Nation imagined to be true about President Mikey.