Mar 31, 2003
Just before Martin Luther King day in January, the Bush administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court opposing the admissions process at the University of Michigan, complaining that its system of "affirmative action" gives unfair preferences to black applicants over white applicants.
Bush must have forgotten how he got admitted to Yale: not because of his school record or admission tests – they were lousy to mediocre. And not because of his upstanding behavior – he was a party animal whose driving record was spotted with arrests for drunken driving.
But his daddy went to Yale and his family had money to rescue him from his "escapades" and to grease the hands of the university.
The guy who says he opposes preferences couldn't have gotten anywhere without tons of "preferences."