He was asked, "Colleges should get rid of legacy?"I say bullshit, he had to knock on a lot of doors to become president too... some Supreme Court Justices and financiers.
Bush responded, "Well I think so, yes. I think it ought to be based upon merit."
Under legacy programs, applicants are given an advantage if their parents or grandparents attended the school. Bush, a third-generation graduate of Yale University, joked about his own legacy.
"Well, in my case, I had to knock on a lot of doors to follow the old man's footsteps," he said to laughter.
Friday, August 6
CNN.com - Bush opposes 'legacy' college admissions - Aug 6, 2004