But Tanner (that would be voting section chief of Justice’s Civil Rights Division) apologized for his absurd remarks, regarding photo IDs for voters:,
“That’s a shame, you know, creating problems for elderly persons just is not good under any circumstance. Of course, that also ties into the racial aspect because our society is such that minorities don’t become elderly the way white people do. They die first.”
, D-Ala., said that in the 2004 presidential race, for example, the same percentage of eligible black voters as whites cast ballots in his state. But of those groups, more blacks over age 60 voted than whites in the same age group.
Tanner, who said he too is from Alabama, said he was unaware of those statistics.
“You engaged in an analysis without knowing the numbers,” Davis told Tanner. “If you are basing your conclusions on stereotypes rather than facts, then it suggests to some of us that someone else can do this job better than you can.”
Still those remarks were made at the beginning of this month and he’s just now apologizing for it. Oh well, it took Edwards until he was out of the Senate to apologize for voting for the AUMF.
No double standards here!