BAD GAMBLE… The fallout continues from William Bennett’s on-air speculation about the crime-reducing potential of aborting African-American fetuses. Today, the virtuecrat-turned-radio-host resigned as chairman of the online education firm K-12, saying the move was necessary because “I am in the midst of a political battle based on a coordinated campaign willfully distorting my views, my record, and my statements.” Presumably the White House is not part of that coordinated campaign, even though it too has criticized Bennett’s remarks. I suppose I could say that those ill-advised coments were the most expensive mistake Bennett’s made since he lost $500,000 at the Bellagio, but that would be ridiculous and morally reprehensible.
Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. He was an editor at the magazine from 1986 to 1988.
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