From Bush: Rove has ‘my compete confidence’ despite leak, Reuters, August 1, 2005:
“Karl’s got my complete confidence. He’s a valuable member of my team,” Bush said in his strongest defense yet of Rove, the architect of his presidential campaigns.
From Palmeiro Suspended for Steroid Violation, the Washington Post, August 1, 2005:
“Rafael Palmeiro is a friend. He testified in public and I believe him,” Bush said in an interview with the Knight Ridder news service. “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.”