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First Dean With Confederate Flags, and Now This


Last week in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry—in the course of criticizing the Bush administration’s alleged violation of Arab-Americans’ civil liberties—declared that “our Constitution is color-blind.” Whoa, Senator! Only right-wing, anti–affirmative action types use the c-b word. Remember that your party’s last standard-bearer, Al Gore, memorably if bizarrely equated those who extol the principle of color-blindness with those who use a duck-blind to shoot ducks.