Quote of the Day
In case you were wondering why the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division wasn't much concerned with civil rights
"[W]hen we start asking about, 'what is your commitment to civil rights?' . . . . [H]ow do you prove that? Usually by membership in some crazy liberal organization or by some participation in some crazy cause. . . . Look, look at my
résumé - I didn't have any demonstrated commitment, but I care about the issues. So, I mean, I just want to make sure we don't start confining ourselves to, you know, politburo members because they happen to be a member of some, you know, psychopathic left-wing organization designed to overthrow the government."
— Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bradley Schlozman to Special Litigation Section Chief Shanetta Cutlar after she wondered why all the "qualified" applicants for positions in her department "typically reflected membership in conservative organizations," and that the applicants "generally lacked relevant [civil rights litigation] experience."
(P.S.: The Justice Department has decided not to arrest and try Schlozman for lying under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee .)