Thursday, August 05, 2004

Just happen to be black

Gracious as always, Walter Williams makes his case without mentioning Jocelyn Elders.
For decades, there have been buy-off-the-black-vote presidential appointments like secretaries of labor, health and human services, education and housing. But it's been conservative presidents who have appointed blacks to top positions of responsibility and authority such as secretary of state, national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Republican presidents didn't make these appointments to buy off the black vote. They chose the best people around, who just happened to be black Americans.

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