Via Shakesville comes the story of the Chief of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, John Tanner, who feels that requiring voters to have a picture ID when appearing at the polls is nothing for non-white folks to worry about because younger people are more likely to have picture IDs than older people and since white people live longer than non-white people, the law is actually more burdensome to whites than it is to non-whites.
You can paraphrase this story as “Don’t worry, non-whites! You won’t live long enough for it to be a problem for you.”
Listen, Republicans, I get it. I, too, love Dr. Evil and Mr. Burns. But I’m begging you to stop electing people who appoint people to important government positions based solely on their ability to deliver information that sounds like the nefarious evil plot in some cheesy spy movie.
If you can’t do that–and Lord knows, this is more entertaining and disturbing than what’s on TV right now, for the most part, so I can see why you’re compelled to keep these folks in the public eye–could you at least lobby these folks to end all of their speeches with some kind of evil laughter?