Friday, January 17, 2003

In all of this, we shouldn't forget that George W. Bush was the benefit of a form of affirmative action which quite possibly saved his life - the obscenely preferential treatment he received when he was given a spot in the Texas National Guard, and when he wasn't tried for being a wartime deserter.

UPDATE: Coincidentally, MWO tracked down the story I was looking for:

Bush had scored only 25 percent on a "pilot aptitude" test, the lowest acceptable grade. But his father was then a congressman from Houston, and the commanders of the Texas Guard clearly had an appreciation of politics.

Wonder which kid went and died in his place.