Monday, January 11, 2010

Lou Dobbs: Birther still "commonsense question"

One of the best parts of Esquire is its "What I've learned" section, which features prominent figures delivering catchy soundbites that are supposedly the gray behind their hair.

A few highlights from Lou Dobbs' new entry.

Dobbs on the birther thing.

I ask a question, and I am attacked from the extreme Left as a quote-unquote birther. I mean, what the hell is that? When you can create a controversy by asking what seems to me still a perfectly commonsense question? It has been used in the extreme Left to create a toxicity that is just unbelievable.

Dobbs finds his calling.

I saw Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson in a debate at MIT one winter. And here's a poor kid, born in Texas, raised in Idaho, never had a pot — to put potpourri in. I had no concept of money whatsoever. I thought, Damn, this is fascinating.

Dobbs on affirmative action:

I happen to believe that affirmative action over the course of the past forty years has been an entirely appropriate response, not because of race but because of economics. If that's the only way to get to it, then God bless — let's get to it.