Friday, September 30, 2005

Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett, America's self-proclaimed paragon of virtue (and of course large gambling debts) made this comment on a radio show:

''But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.''

The Bush administration said the remarks were "not appropriate." You think? How about making a real statement such as, "We are disassociating ourselves with Bennett, his money, and his advice." But then again, when you agree with such statements, I guess you wouldn't do that.

As for Bennett, he claimed that his comments were meant to make the point that using abortion to reduce crime was "morally reprehensible." Which would be true if this were Opposite Day.