Gonzales saved racial quotas in the 2003 University of Michigan cases Grutter and Gratz by gelding the anti-affirmative action briefs written by Ted Olsonthe truly tragic figure in this Administration.
As Howard Sutherland, VDARE.COMs legal expert, wrote:
According to Robert Novak and others, Olsons original drafts did argue against any consideration of race, rejecting the current shibboleth that government has a compelling interest in the racial composition of student bodies. But between Olson and Bush stood White House counsel, former Texas Supreme Court Justice and certified Bushbuddy Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales supports affirmative action and quotas. He revised the briefs to laud diversity and emphasize governments compelling interest in achieving it, excising any call to eliminate preferences other than explicit quotas. Olson apparently never got to make his case to the presidentwho apparently agrees with Gonzales anyway, in as far as he thinks about it at all.
Gonzales thus delivered a massive hint to Justice Sandra Day OConnor that she should craft her Bakke-style pseudo-compromise preserving racial preferences. At VDARE.COM, we call the incoherent result the Michigan Mess.
Moreover, Gonzales is so pro-illegal immigration that in his Senate testimony last week he used what Ive called the ultimate euphemismthat illegal aliens are lawful citizens.
Thats not a slip of the tongue. Gonzales has a relentless prejudice in favor of authoritarian lawlessness, which is why the President wants to make him the nations chief law enforcement officer. Here, for instance, are his semi-coherent thoughts from last Thursdays hearing on enforcing the immigration laws:
Gonzales: There is no requirement, of course, upon state and locals to enforce federal immigration laws. It is purely voluntary. In fact, of course, some states have prohibitions [against?]. They couldnt, even if they wanted to. [They couldnt what?] In some cases, the department, as I understand it, has entered into with state and local departments in terms of memorandums of understandings in order to enforce this [?]. I certainly am sensitive to the notion that some local law enforcement people dont want to exercise this authority. Well, were not saying that they have to. If they want to they can assist in fighting the war on terror, thats what this opinion allows us to do. Personally I would worry about a policy that permits someone, a local law enforcement official, to use this authority somehow as a club to harass uuhh they might be unlawful aliens but otherwise lawful citizens. [Emphasis added…!!] That would be troubling. That would be troubling to the President.
Alberto Gonzales served with distinction on the board of directors of one of NCLRs oldest and most respected affiliates, the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans in Houston, Texas, [Janet Murguia, NCLR executive director and chief operating officer] said. Moreover, during his tenure as White House counsel, he has been one of the most accessible members of the White House staff to NCLR and other Hispanic organizations. [NCLR Press Release]
The white American establishment, however, is condescendingly unaware of the very existence of the concept of mestizo supremacismeven though that has been the official ideology of the Mexican government since 1928.