On January 15, 2003 George W. Bush came out opposing the University of Michigan affirmative action program in this speech. He took a clear position on a case before the Supreme Court: "The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a case about admission policies and student diversity in public universities... the method used by the University of Michigan to achieve this important goal is fundamentally flawed."
Then yesterday, Ari Fleischer said: "Let me put it to you this way. The President typically never does comment on anything involving a Supreme Court case, a Supreme Court ruling or a Supreme Court finding" - when referring to the bigoted remarks made by Republican Sen. Rick Santorum earlier this week regarding the Supreme Court case challenging the Texas sodomy law.
Posted by: Byron L.