Thursday, January 09, 2003


I caught this little tidbit in James Taranto's "Best of the Web" today (from a few weeks ago -- a feature of the WSJ's OpinionJournal website):
Life Imitates Watt

"I have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple. And we have talent."--Interior Secretary James Watt, 1983 (the comment led to his resignation)

"The Army wants commercial freight handlers to help it ship 30,000 vehicles to the Middle East in the coming weeks from bases in Germany, according to European transport industry sources invited to contract for the job. . . . Potential European carriers were being asked to hire 'American military veterans, preferably black, Jewish or disabled' as drivers and crew."--Reuters, Dec. 24, 2002


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