Originally Posted by coinneach
This is a good time to bury bad news in Spain...all eyes are on the prime minister just now, who looks shiftier than Fagan & Rassmussen combined!
Rajoy has gone into Lance-mode (stonehard denial of well-documented fraud). Perhaps he sees an opportunity here to bury his corruption under a large-scale soccer doping scandal.
As far as I'm able to tell, sport, especially soccer, is the principal binding material of the Spanish nation at present, and you sense that Spain at this point (with unemployment rate at a record height, the government undressed) would have a hard time coping with a nation-wide doping scandal.
But even if many in Spain would love to cover this up, there is still the international press who seem to smell blood and unwilling to hold back following the Lance-charade.