Truth and Consequences


Don’t worry, Orioles fans. If lying to Congress didn’t disqualify John Bolton from being Ambassador to the United Nations, what are the odds that it will disqualify Rafael Palmeiro from the Hall of Fame? He may even get an “up or down” vote!

UPDATE: Bush really knows how to stand by his man, evidence be damned.

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