George W. Bush

Bush unfamiliar with Voting Rights Act

UH-DOY!It comes as no surprise that the man who stood before the nation on inauguration day and spoke in lofty terms of freedom and liberty knows nothing about the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Chicago Defender:

At the conclusion of yesterday's 40-minute meeting [with the Congression Black Caucus], Bush - who attended along with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice - was asked by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-2nd) whether he would support the re-authorization of a portion of the Voting Rights Act that must be approved every 25 years (It will come up for consideration next year).

"I don't know anything about the 1965 Voting Rights Act," Jackson recalled the president saying in an interview with the Chicago Defender.

He said that a hurried Bush went on to say that "when the legislation comes before me, I'll take a look at it, but I don't know about it to comment any more than that, but we will look at it when it comes to us."

Even a child would've responded by saying something like, "Of course I will renew the legislation."

By the way, Bush majored in American History in college, but perhaps the most important civil rights action in American history since the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendement wasn't covered... at Yale. Or maybe Bush was at cheerleading practice that day.

Would someone PLEASE buy this man a clue?