The one thing I learned in my College statistics class is that statistics can be made to prove just about any point you want to prove, all you have to do is state them in a way that is most beneficial to whatever point you are trying to make.
Bill Bennett is a big boy, and should know better than to have made a statement that was sure to have been taken WAY out of context, chopped in half and used against him, and I really feel sorry for the firestorm that his remarks have created for him. Especially because firstly I know that he is 100% against abortion in the first place, and secondly he was trying to make a point about statistics not race, but sadly that is not how is remarks will be perceived.
My other sadness for him personally is that because of his having written The Book of Virtues no one will ever let him forget that he once had a gambling habit. Thank heavens that God is more forgiving and forgetful than the media.