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Friday, August 06, 2004

Have You Heard The One About The Legacy Who Opposed Legacies? 

CNN.com - Bush opposes?'legacy' college admissions - Aug 6, 2004
President Bush said Friday he opposes the use of a family history at colleges or universities as a factor in determining admission.

Bush stated his position to what's known as "legacy" in response to a question during a Washington forum for minority journalists called Unity 2004.

He was asked, "Colleges should get rid of legacy?"

Bush responded, "Well I think so, yes. I think it ought to be based upon merit."

Under legacy programs, applicants are given an advantage if their parents or grandparents attended the school. Bush, a third-generation graduate of Yale University, joked about his own legacy.

"Well, in my case, I had to knock on a lot of doors to follow the old man's footsteps," he said to laughter.
Knock knock.

Who's there?

The son of George Herbert Walker Bush.

Welcome to Yale.


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