WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush didn't watch and didn't call, but the White House offered his congratulations for Barry Bonds' record-breaking home run and also used the opportunity to condemn steroid use in sports.
White House spokesman Tony Snow offered no explanation on Wednesday for why Bush, a big baseball fan and former part owner of the Texas Rangers, had made no congratulatory call to the San Francisco Giants slugger.
In the past Bush and other presidents have called champions of major sports events. Bonds' hit in the game against the Washington Nationals broke the home-run record set by Hank Aaron in 1974.
Asked whether the record had been compromised by the steroids controversy, he said, "Right now there's a league-wide investigation going on into steroid use. Questions about Barry Bonds will be answered certainly in the fullness of time."
I'm speechless. George Bush has actually done something I wholeheartedly approve of. Meanwhile, somewhere far, far south of us, a small red demon is strapping on ice skates.
Really gettin' it?
Yes, Armageddon it!
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