Now that we know the extent of the problem baseball has with players being juiced, we all join former President George W. Bush in seeing what a cancer it is. Bush, of course, was a co-owner of the Texas Rangers. He insisted on talking about steroid use in baseball in his 2004 State of the Union speech, according to this story. The reaction was predictable from the Bush-hating media.
“The use of performance-enhancing drugs like steroids in baseball, football and other sports is dangerous,” the president said. “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.”
While applauded by the lawmakers with whom he spoke, Mr. Bush faced derision outside the Capitol. Miss Streep mocked the president during the Golden Globe Awards presentation, saying it was not an important issue, while ESPN’s Page 2 feature joked that Mr. Bush had “added steroids to the Axis of Evil.”
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the haters to give him credit.