Ed Driscoll


INSERT FOOT INTO MOUTH DEPARTMENT: I’m sure, looking back in the almost one year that this blog has been in existence, you can find more than a few turns of phrases that we wish we could take back (that may have just been one of them). But did Howie Kurtz really intend to say this, as found by James Taranto on The Journal’sBest of the Web Today“?

“If colleges don’t consider race at all, some of them would end up looking like the Republican side of the House. (Number of blacks: zero.)” Does Kurtz really think no blacks can meet the standards of certain colleges?

Taranto also has this one by Hillary–who I expect to put her foot in her mouth from time to time:

“Yes, we want to be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. But what makes up character? If we don’t take race as part of our character, then we are kidding ourselves.”–Hillary Clinton at a Martin Luther King Day ceremony, quoted in today’s New York Sun.

I think Kurtz was simply trying to be clever and reached too far. But I’m sure Hillary believes exactly what she said above.

As Taranto said, “Oh well, it was only a dream”.

UPDATE: Pejman Yousefzadeh has some additional thoughts on Hillary’s speech.