And the Obama media loves it! I mean, I don’t remember the celebration before, in his pre”women are genetically dumb” days – when Clinton picked him. I don’t remember a celebration in the media for anything Clinton did.

But now the elation is orgasmic – and how appropriate for it to come from the New York Times!

The famous Harward remark thrown in the memory hole except a link to an exculpatory mention article

It’s worth starting with what Mr. Summers did not say. He did not say that women were not as good at science as men (although this is sometimes how his remarks were summarized). He instead said that women might be less likely to be very good or very bad at science than men.

That’s all???? So what’s the big deal? Here at NYT already know women are – at best – mediocre.

He actually said more, but later…


proud moments include these:

Years ago, Henry Kissinger suggested that Mr. Summers be given a White House post in which he was charged with shooting down or fixing bad ideas. Mr. Summers’s loyal protégés — Timothy Geithner, who beat him out to become the next Treasury secretary;

and good ol Henry never steered us wrong, right?

He thinks schools and teachers aren’t accountable enough for their performance — but the huge inequities in school financing have to be a part of any serious education plan.

more schools as busines.

And this is only what I found from the adulatory article.

And for those who missed what Summers actually said about women, let’s see some contemporary accounts

he said that innate differences between men and women might be one reason fewer women succeed in science and math careers. Summers also questioned how much of a role discrimination plays in the dearth of female professors in science and engineering at elite universities.

That last part is always left out – NY Times didn’t mention it in their “what’s the big deal” article.

Wasn’t Hillary Clinton told when she applied at Harvard “you won’t be happy here?”

And then, the “apology” was even worse:

Summers has emphasized that when he spoke Friday at a conference in Cambridge he was presenting provocative hypotheses based on the research of others, rather than offering his personal views.

Translation for advocates: whether I liked it or not, them’s the facts.