Flashback to February and the release of Jose Canseco’s book Juiced:
Canseco covers a wide range of topics but most notably name names. Canseco claims that he taught McGwire, Jason Giambi, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Rafael Palmeiro, and Juan Gonzalez how to inject steroids. Furthermore, Canseco states that President George W. Bush, a former part owner of the Texas Rangers, was well aware of the steroid use on his team.
But whether they get caught leaking a CIA agent’s name to the press or injecting steriods into their bodies, Chimpy stands by his lying friends.
‘He’s a friend,’ the president said in a White House roundtable interview with several Texas reporters. ‘He’s testified in public, and I believe him.’
Citing Mr. Palmeiro’s previous statements under the ‘klieg lights’ that he had not used steroids, the former Texas Rangers part-owner said: ‘I believe him — still do.’