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Is it any surprise that Chimpy would come to the defense of juiced-up, “longtime friend” and fellow dissembler Rafael Palmeiro? I wouldn’t even be posting on this story except for the satisfaction of seeing yet another person in Bush’s circle of liars (which apparently extends even to the baseball diamond) exposed.

Rafael Palmeiro is a friend. He testified in public and I believe him,” Bush said in an interview published Tuesday in several Texas newspapers. “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,” the US president said.

Bush’s friendship with Palmeiro dates back to the early 1990’s when he was a managing partner for the Texas Rangers and Palmeiro a player with the team. Palmeiro, 40, is one of several professional athletes who in March of this year testified under oath before a US congressional committee that he had never taken steroids.

But the Cuba-born first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles is the seventh player and first major baseball star to receive a steroid ban under a new policy agreed upon by owners and the players’ union earlier this year — one that was harshly criticized by the US Congress as being too lax.

In a statement released Monday after the suspension was announced, Palmeiro changed his claim to say he never “intentionally” has taken steroids.

Palmeiro received a ten-day suspension after failing the steroids test. Barely two weeks ago he was hailed a hero in his sport for becoming one of only four players to have 3,000 career hits and 500 homeruns.

I could care less that these dudes juice up or not, but the guy got up there and baldface lied to Congress. All of them are losers.

Ya think his abuse of steroids explains the need for him to take and shill for Viagra?

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