Bush Endorses Teaching `Intelligent Design' Theory in Schools
The current president thinks evolution is only one theory that should be taught:
"I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought," Bush said. " You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes."
OK, now that we've got that out of the way, let's talk about something else in the same article. (As many readers know, my real passion is not evolution but sports.) Keep reading and you see that the president -- who in the past has insisted that steroid users must be banished from sports -- now says that Rafael Palmeiro should be believed when he said he never used steroids, despite a positive steroid test to the contrary:
"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."
And here's what infuriates me about the mainstream media. I've read and heard Bush's quote a dozen times already, but no one has bothered to point out that Palmeiro and his homemaker wife donated $8,000 to Bush's 2004 campaign. That's a very important part of the story: Why aren't reporters asking him whether he's going to send back the eight grand? It was given to him by a steroid-fueled player. Doesn't that taint the donation?