So the clown Ashcroft put in to run the Voting Rights Section at DoJ said in an email that he wanted his coffee “Mary Frances Berry style: black and bitter.” When that came out in an Inspector General report, the clown (John Tanner) felt moved to write a letter of apology. He shoulda stood in bed.
I don’t envy Eric Holder the job of purging the people that people like Tanner left behind them, safely burrowed in to civil service positions. But I’m sure that the very serious problems Alaskan Natives face in securing the right to vote, and battling other forms of discrimination against them, warrant the creation of a Civil Rights Division field office in Nome, or perhaps in some more rural area of Alaska. The urgency is so great that it’s worth setting up such an office even if only a poorly-heated and drafty building can be found to house it.