June 02, 2002
Am I missing something?

I see that Mark Steyn is writing about how political correctness, in the form of a reluctance by the FBI to single out Arabs and Muslims as more likely to be terrorists, is a threat to Americans now and in the future. While he does note that the Bush administration hasn't done much about this, he never mentions the fact that Bush specifically campaigned against profiling Arab- and Muslim-Americans in 2000. This was part of a concerted effort, led by GOP activist Grover Norquist, to court Arab-American votes and endorsements, especially in swing states like Michigan. It worked, too. So why doesn't Steyn call a spade a spade? If this was a failure, it was a failure of Bush's policies. Do I really have to play the if-this-had-happened-while-Clinton-was-President card here?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 02, 2002 to Other punditry