Per Talking Points Memo.  TPM quotes the Schlozman report:

In… 2004, Voting Section Chief John Tanner sent an e-mail to Schlozman asking Schlozman to bring coffee for him to a meeting both were scheduled to attend. Schlozman replied asking Tanner how he liked his coffee. Tanner’s response was, “Mary Frances Berry style – black and bitter…”  Schlozman forwarded the e-mail chain to several Department officials… with the comment, “Y’all will appreciate Tanner’s response.”

As TMP notes, Tanner was the guy who claimed that voter ID laws violate the rights of the elderly, and not blacks, because blacks die younger.

I am honestly impressed at how inartful some racists can be, and equally impressed that they are willing to put their racism in writing.



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