As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Friday, December 14, 2007

Bye Tanner

It's pretty big Friday news dump news that John Tanner resigned. He was the chief of the DoJ's Civil Rights Division voting section. As we move into Election 2008, surely the politicized Justice Department is going to use its position of power to attempt to suppress the minority vote, as they have done practically every year of the Bush Administration. Tanner had other problems; he was flying all over creation on the public dime, and he famously said that minorities die first, and so because elderly people are the ones without identification, voter ID laws discriminate against whites. But the real reason to rid ourselves of John Tanner is because he was upholding a time-honored vote suppression strategy. The more disruption in that department, the better. Barack Obama was actually a leader in getting him removed.

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