"I understand that racism still lingers in America"
"And I understand that many African-Americans distrust my political party."
"For too long, my party wrote off the African-American vote, and many African-Americans wrote off the Republican Party."
"For nearly 200 years, our nation failed the test of extending the blessings of liberty to African-Americans. Slavery was legal for nearly 100 years, and discrimination legal in many places for nearly 100 years more."
"There is no greater joy than to state the obvious, to repeat for someone else that which is in front of both of you."
Maybe this guy's not so dumb after all ...
Bush acknowledges racism still exists [Yahoo]
(freakingnews.com for the pic)