White House Criticizes Affirmative Action?

Criticized recently for failing to nominate women to cabin positions, after some boilerplate genuflection to “diversity” White House spokesman Jay Carney responded:

But the goal in the end is to find the very best individuals for these specific positions. And he feels he has done that with Secretary Hagel, with John Brennan, with Senator Kerry — I think I said “Secretary Hagel” — getting ahead of myself — Senator Hagel. And that will be what guides him as he makes further decisions.

Geez. It almost sounds as though the White House believes candidates for high position should be chosen without regard to their race, gender, or ethnicity. But of course we know they don’t believe that….

Say What?