timing is everything
Seeing The Forest points out that Bush chose Martin Luther King's birthday to announce his opposition to affirmative action.
And Matthew Yglesias sums up something that was bothering me about the President's (very) brief remarks yesterday:
There are plenty of things to criticize about the University of Michigan's admissiosn policies, but why is the President calling it a "quota system" when it's really, really, really not a quota system. If Michigan had established, say, a fixed number of black students (a "quota," as it were) to be admitted each year, then that would be a quota system. That's just what quota means. Wouldn't it be possible for this administration to make an honest argument once? Aren't conservatives embarrassed by the fact that their president never makes one?