Friday, September 30, 2005

Pointed humor

First read this article on comments made by former Education Secretary William Bennett. Follow the steps of his logic, first

he took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up.

But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down, ... an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do...
You can imagine the flak that is flying his way.

Responding later to criticism, Bennett said his comments had been mischaracterized and that his point was that the idea of supporting abortion to reduce crime was "morally reprehensible.
Now I follow his logic. One could contend his delivery was a bit off, but his logic stands. My issue is for all the heat he is getting on this, no one seems to remember that this was Margret Sanger's basis for promoting birth control. The same media that is roasting Bennet would never publish anything bad about the obviously racist Sanger.

Now to the humor. Shortly after reading about this, I get an email with the following. Perhaps you will understand why it took me a moment to catch the pun.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was asked his position on Roe vs. Wade. He said "I don't care how people get out of the city."

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