THE FANTASY WORLD OF GEORGE W. BUSH….Does George Bush really believe that actual evidence doesn’t matter if it happens to conflict with his own instinct? Apparently he really does. Here’s what he had to say last year about steroid use:
The use of performance-enhancing drugs like steroids in baseball, football, and other sports is dangerous….So tonight I call on team owners, union representatives, coaches, and players to take the lead, to send the right signal, to get tough, and to get rid of steroids now.
Now here he is on Baltimore Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, who was suspended today after testing positive for steroids:
“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.”
It’s like listening to a small child. He doesn’t want to believe it, so it isn’t true. This is the man currently running our country.