Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

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Friday, August 05, 2005

Bush Really Does Hate Science

In the same round table discussion with Texas reporters now infamous for Bush's odd comments on intelligent design, he also had this to say about Palmeiro testing positive for anabolic steroids:

Well, Rafael Palmeiro is a friend. He's testified in public, and I believe him. 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.

"Still do," eh? Even in the wake of a test? Even knowing that the results have been addressed confidentially since May, and have been subject to an appeal process that failed to invalidate them? Even after standing by and letting a Republican Congress publicly and pointlessly flog the issue of steroids while a war was on? Are you serious?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, he did run as a "compassionate" conservative, not a "consistent" conservative. And there are few groups he's more "compassionate" toward than friends and millionaires, and since Palmeiro is both ...

11:21 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

There's a big question in my mind as to what kind of herbal and sports supplements Palmeiro was taking.

Olympic level athlets know to test this stuff for steroids and other drugs. I'm not sure how swift the ball players are.

And yes, this is why I don't trust "supplements."

2:22 PM  

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