Bush Nominee to Replace Call-Girl Scandal Figure Made Infamous Racist Remarks

To replace Randall Tobias, the State Dept. anti-prostitution czar who admitted using the services of the D.C. Madam (and who likened ordering a call girl to ordering a pizza), Pres. Bush has nominated Henrietta Holsman Fore, a California heiress whose record includes an infamous racist harangue:

A Wellesley College trustee’s remark that blacks preferred pushing drugs to working in a factory has precipitated an emotional debate on this bucolic campus already grappling with charges of racial insensitivity…

The trustee, Henrietta Holsman, a 1970 graduate of Wellesley who runs a manufacturing concern in Los Angeles, resigned from the board last weekend after apologizing for her comments, which also cast aspersions on the work ethic of Hispanic and white employees. But in a letter to the college newspaper, Ms. Holsman reiterated her statement that she had trouble keeping black assembly-line workers from going “…back to the street to earn more money … selling drugs.”

In her lecture, Ms. Holsman also said she had found Hispanic workers to be lazy, white workers resentful of having to work with machines, and Asians, while very productive, likely to move on to professional or management jobs. [NYT, 2/12/87]

With a statement like that in her past, naturally Pres. Bush nominated Fore to run human relations for the State Dept., a post she has held since June 2005. Prior to that, she headed the U.S. Mint.


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  • May 10, 2007 - 11:48 am | Permalink

    The next time that the Bush administration nominates for any position, in any department, a person who is not a racist, fascist, partisan , sell-out-to-money, screw the people, well-connected piece of dirt who has no ethical or professional qualifications for the position, it will be the first time.
    Thank you for the little rant.

  • Billy Hutchings
    May 13, 2007 - 3:42 am | Permalink

    President Bush can’t find anyone in the GOP that is not either a brazen liar or a racist? Igues the answer is these are the only people that will vow to fulfill his agenda, which says a lot for his agenda.

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