Friday, September 30, 2005

On Friday Random Ten

Okay, so former Education Secretary, ersatz ethicist and author of The Book of Virtues William Bennett is taking some well-earned crap for a statement he made on his radio program, "Morning in America." Commenting on a recent book that hypothesized a connection between abortion rate and crime rate, Wild Bill had this to say:
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.

He's now, of course, saying that the comment was "mischaracterized."

Yeah, Billy, it sucks being taken out of context like that. I mean, he did go on to say:
That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do,

See? Morally reprehensible.
but your crime rate would go down.


On the plus side, they left out the clip where he added, "And aborting Asian babies would make average SAT scores drop like a stone, so that would be even more reprehensible."

The Ten:

1. The All-American Rejects, "Swing, Swing"
2. Guster, "Medicine"
3. Lenny Kravitz, "Believe In Me"
4. Collective Soul, "The World I Know"
5. Elton John, "But Not For Me"
6. U2, "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of"
7. Nick Wood, "My Island"
8. Poe, "Hey Pretty (Drive-By 2001 Mix)"
9. Ella Fitzgerald, "Mack the Knife"
10. Cyndi Lauper, "Time After Time"

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