Now there are Us Senators involved. Suddenly, after years of processing doping cases, there is a sudden need for Congressional oversight of the USADA. Despicable to say the least.
For a little background, Conyers tried to obstruct the Marion Jones case and Sensenbrenner is Trek's Congressman.
Probably not the way you meant it, but that just struck me really funny. And a bit, possibly, too true.
Well, maybe it is the way he meant it, in the sense of Sensenbrenner being bought and paid for by Trek (in the interest of libel avoidance, I am not saying that Sensenbrenner is bought and paid for by Trek).
In the other sense, it appears not to be quite the case, as Trek headquarters is not in Sensenbrenner's district.
Has anyone asked why Congressman Sensenbrenner would take a personal interest in the Lance Armstrong matter?
Well, Congressman Sensenbrenner represents the 5th Congressional District of Wisconsin http://sensenbrenner.house.gov/District/
, which includes part of Jefferson County. Trek Bicycle Corporation is headquartered in and has manufacturing operations in Waterloo, Wisconsin, which is in Jefferson County, but not in the 5th Congressional District, and is about 15 miles away from its border. Trek and its employees represent a significant part of the tax revenues of Jefferson County, some of whose residents are in the 5th Congressional District. I suspect many of the employees of Trek live in the 5th Congressional district. Lance Armstrong has an ownership stake in Trek, and the reputation of Lance Armstrong could significantly impact Trek's sales, profits, and number of employees.
I believe the technical legal expression for this is: "What a coinkydink."