November 15th, 2007
05:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Bush 'disappointed' with Bonds indictment

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush is "very disappointed" over baseball star Barry Bond's indictment Thursday, White House spokesman Tony Fratto said.

"The President is very disappointed to hear this," Fratto said. "As this case is now in the criminal justice system, we will refrain from any further specific comments about it. But clearly this is a sad day for baseball."

Bush was once a co-owner of the Texas Rangers.

- CNN White House Correspondent Ed Henry


Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. john williams san diego, ca.

    Two power hitters..one pointing a bat and being accused of perjury and one pointing a finger and being found guilty of perjury...it has to be the fault of Bush

    November 15, 2007 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  2. jennifer, Evergreen, CO

    Um, is the Barry Bonds indictment REALLY the most important thing the President has to focus on?

    November 15, 2007 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  3. Carol Lipski SC

    All Bonds did was follow the leader.
    It is called trikle down. If Bush was wanting truth, honesty, fairness, and a team without drugs he should have made sure of it instead of turning his head for a win.

    November 15, 2007 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  4. Brandon, Tampa, FL

    Doesn't Bush have more pressing issues to worry about? Like, oh, I don't know..OUR FREAKING COUNTRY!

    November 15, 2007 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  5. Donna C, Orlando, FL

    I'll say this one more time, Bonds is nothing but a liar, cheater & a loser. I never liked him then, what make u think I'll like him now? Only person belong in the Hall of Fame is Pete Rose. No question about that, Rose will always be a Hall of Famer & not Bonds. And that's the way it should be.

    November 15, 2007 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  6. Bradley Schaubs, Greeley, CO

    Wake me up when Bush stops advocating for criminals and cheaters.

    November 15, 2007 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  7. lavelle Rochester,ny

    I'm dissapointed that the president lied about the reason he went to war with Iraq. And also everything else he lied about. He should be next!

    November 16, 2007 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  8. Tom, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

    Its funny that President Bush should say that. Many people hoped that bonds was authentic and was a superb athlete. Likewise many Americans thought Bush was authentic and was an honest politician. We are all disappointed with both of them.

    November 16, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
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