Thursday, October 25, 2007

Say What?

Another stupid conservative comments.

"Our society is such that minorities don't become elderly the way white people do; they die first."

-- John Tanner, top voting rights official at the Justice Department, explaining why photo ID requirements do not disproportionately disenfranchise minority voters.


  1. Actually, in the context of Social Security, he's right. Minorities receive less in Social Security because of the shorter life expectancy, and whites benefit as a result.

    Just a tidbit from the actuarial tables.

  2. However, in the context it was a crude statement.