Friday, July 23, 2004

Can't win for losing 

I thought we had fought to end segregation.  Guess not.
Artists and Activists United for Peace, a black and Latino public-action group, plans to express its displeasure with the First Daughter [Jenna Bush] at a rally on Sept. 2, during the Republican National Convention.
"We don't think she is of a high enough moral character to teach school, considering her past adventures," said group organizer John Penley. "Her taking this job is keeping a black person from getting the job. We think she and her sister should enlist in the military."

Any time someone gets a job, someone else doesn't, Mr. Penley.  Welcome to opportunity costs.  And if having a margarita before you're 21 deprives you the chance to teach high school, I think some education colleges could close tomorrow.  Not that that would be a bad thing.

Hat tip:  Return of the Primitive.