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Monday, April 26, 2004
 

Hillary's race charge against Bush a bum rap


Doing kow-tow to the various grievance-groups is a cost of doing business for Dem pols; and, after an evening rimming the NAACP, Hillary Clinton treated herself to a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down - or take the taste away (AP April 26):
Clinton accused the Bush administration in her remarks of "walking away" from the goals and promises that the Supreme Court decision created.

Now, you'll seldom find a good word about Bush round here, but I try to speak as I find. And here, Hill is way off.

Bush has proved to be a far better friend to affirmative action, and its attendant apartheid-style race classification, than ever the NAACP could have hoped: reading the Theodore Olsen government briefs in the Michigan University cases Grutter and Gratz, one felt like Jeffrey Wigand learning that 60 Minutes weren't going with the show on Brown & Williamson. (Or would have, had (as I remember) the treason not been leaked in advance.)

Not so much an uncertain trumpet as a wheezy mouth-organ. And Injustice O'Connor did the rest.

A once-in-a-generation opportunity down the Swanee. As it were.

Bush was no doubt preoccupied at the time with invading Iraq ASAP. But the upshot was - we got our second black president...


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