Friday, May 26, 2006

Affirmative Action for the Prez Mint Carrier

Despite completing only one year of college, Blake Gottesman has been accepted to Harvard Business School. Gottesman is a Texas native who in the past dated Jenna Bush and then went on to become Bush's personal assistant. In other words, he "resident Bush’s breath mints and makes him peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches."

This somehow qualifies Gottesman to attend HBS without even bothering to complete his sophomore, junior or senior years of college. The admissions spokesman at HBS says that they would also accept college dropouts Bill Gates and Michael Dell. Perhaps he thinks there are striking similarities between starting and running Fortune 500 companies and holding the President's hand, but I fail to see them.

Given the Right's general opposition to preferences in college admissions, I am sure they will speak out about this obvious slap in the face to their beloved meritocracy.... chirp... silence... pin drop


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