For those unaware, the guy behind the aborted effort to get Congress to pass a resolution calling for Pete Rose to get into the Hall of Fame was Bob Ney, the same guy who came up with the idea of "Freedom Fries." By my reckoning, the Rose thing is only slightly less ridiculous, representing an equally uncalled-for waste of Congressional resources.
Ney, whose former district is but a hop, skip, and a jump from Chez Shyster, has since moved a few miles east to less glamorous quarters due to taking bribes to advance Indian gambling interests. His advocacy of baseball gambling interests, however, seems to have been done gratis.
[psst!! Hey Rob Neyer readers! More Shyster here!]