Lawrence Summers, the president of Harvard, has been pilloried for suggesting that women may be biologically unsuited to succeed at mathematics.
He may have a point.
Just look at Condoleezza Rice.
She's clearly a well-educated, intelligent woman, versed in Brahms and the Bolsheviks, who has just been rewarded for her loyalty with the most plum assignment in the second Bush cabinet.
Yet her math skills are woefully inadequate.
She can't do simple equations. She doesn't even know that X times zero equals zero. If you multiply 1,370 dead soldiers times zero weapons of mass destruction, that equals zero achievement for Ms. Rice, who helped the president and vice president bamboozle the country into war.
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This from my Dad, who pointed me to the article:
Condi doesn't do math. Joe Biden said 4K Iraqi troops, Condi said 120K. ''If so,'' Joe said (in effect), ''where are they?''
Bush should have a known liar as Sec't'y of State. That way foreign governments will know not to believe a word she says.
If Bush believed in the ''ownership society,'' he'd let people paying into SS keep the current overcharge and invest it or spend it themselves, rather than have the government borrow it at treaury rates and use the money to fund tax cuts for rich people. ''Ownership'' means being able to make your own mistakes. Bush wants to keep the SS privatization money in a government account. In other words, he doesn't trust the ''owner'' to be responsible. Big brother, big liar.
As for equality, he's still on the DOMA as good enough, no constitutional amendment required, turning gays into government-ordered 2nd class citizens. Next year, Pink Triangles!
Halt! Show me your papers.