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Did George Bush's thirst for power lanuch the steroid era?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by creamora, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. creamora

    creamora Member

    This article posted today on slate.com is thought provoking. Bush chose to include the topic of steroids in his state of the union address in 2004. He chose to have the original BALCO indictments
    read by the US attorney general at the time from the White House steps. He certainly seems to have made steroids a priority for government resources. I guess it can be said that Bush did launch the steroid era.

    Did George Bush's thirst for power launch the steroid era?
    By Bruce Reed
    Posted Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at 9:27 AM ET

    Stop the presses! When he's done reading his power meter, the president would like to make a confession. ...

    The Mitchell report doesn't quite name Bush as a party to the steroid scandal, but the trail of evidence runs alarmingly close to his skybox. Mitchell didn't have subpoena power, so the report reads like a National Intelligence Estimate of Major League Baseball: Until the key players are more forthcoming, it's hard to be certain what they were doing and none too reassuring to be told that they've stopped. Guilt by association is not the same as actual guilt. But if friends don't let friends do performance-enhancing drugs, the former Texas Rangers owner has a few too many buddies on Mitchell's list.

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Creamora posting about someone else's thirst for power in the steroid era.

    You must be taking injecting irony supplements.
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Is a "lanuch" a lady eunuch?

    Some have tried to turn the various 'roids threads into political threads, so this turn was inevitable, of course. But the article reads like it's from The Onion.
  4. creamora

    creamora Member

    Maybe Canseco can shed some light on his discussions with Bush before he was signed to the Rangers. Will the Congressional Committee members really be in search of the whole truth during the upcoming hearings? It will be interesting to see if they ask any of the right questions this time around.
  5. creamora

    creamora Member


    You and Ragu should have a spelling bee contest. It would likely end in a tie. Always sweat the small stuff, it will enable you to post more than a thousand words at a time.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Other small stuff, along with spelling:

    Facts, attribution, credibility.

    Oh, and one can have a spelling bee or a spelling contest, but I'm not sure what a spelling bee contest would look like.
  7. Anyone know what this means?
  8. creamora

    creamora Member

    Ask Ragu, he will explain it to you in more than a thousand words.
  9. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Those who sweat the small stuff usually pay enough attention to detail that they don't find themselves having to give testimony.

    Nor are their busineses raided by federal agents.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It's been documented that Bush asked a lot of baseball people if Bonds was on steroids and I don't think that mention in the State of the Union address was just slipped in as filler.
    And I think we know that U.S. Attorneys investigate what the DOJ says are priorities.
    Bush would have made a pretty good commissioner.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Now Piotr what could you possibly mean by that?
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Sure would have done a lot less lasting damage to the country.
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