Wednesday, June 21, 2006

When mental farts get racist

Georgia Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (the same guy who couldn't name more than a few of the 10 commandments on Colbert the other night) wants the Federal government to loosen the unfair grip on Southern states it exercises through the Voting Rights Act. "Singling out certain states for special scrutiny no longer makes sense," he says. Perhaps Westmoreland has forgotten (or wants us to forget) that late in 2005, the Georgia state government attempted to enforce an "ID card" law that would have seriously impeded minorities from voting. Potential voters would have had to show a state-issued license or passport, or else pay $20 for a 5-year temporary voting ID. I guess Westmoreland just plum forgot (or is it just peach forgot in this case?)

2 Comments:

Blogger Robot said...

If this world had any sense, Colbert's bit should have ruined this guy's career.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Scantron said...

I don't need to know facts, Robot. I just need to have faith in the power of Jesus. This logic will get you quite far in the world today.

2:12 AM  

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