Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Bush on Palmeiro

Former owner of the Texas Rangers, President Bush made comments yesterday on the Rafael Palmeiro situation. This from Ron Hutcheson of the Inquirer Washington Bureau:

[Bush] also offered an unequivocal defense of Palmeiro, a friend from their days together with the Texas Rangers in the early 1990s. Bush was the team’s managing partner when Palmeiro played in Texas.

The Orioles slugger was suspended for 10 days after testing positive for steroid use, despite his insistence that he never intentionally used the prohibited substance. Bush has been an outspoken critic of steroid abuse.

“Rafael Palmeiro is a friend. He testified in public and I believe him,” Bush said, referring to Palmeiro’s denials under oath to a congressional committee on March 17. "He’s the kind of person that’s going to stand up in front of the klieg lights and say he didn’t use steroids, and I believe him. Still do.”


At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the president testified for me I would hope the world would judge me guilty because just about anything that comes out of Bush's mouth is either a lie or a spin so in retrospect I would be guilty or have something to hide. And he was going to bring character back to the White House? Yea right

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Tom Goodman said...

There you have it, George Bush's sole criterion for judging everything: friendship.


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