A Bush jackass over at the Justice Department wrote a snotty e-mail about Mary Frances Berry, who is black and a longtime pillar of the civil rights movement. The snotty e-mail came to light because of a government inquiry into the jackass’s suspiciously political hiring practices. So, as a side-effect of all the other trouble he’s in, the jackass had to write Ms. Berry a letter explaining what he meant when he said that he liked his coffee “Mary Frances Berry style — black and bitter.”

And, courtesy of Talking Points Memo, here the letter is.
UPDATE:  Berry gets a laugh out of the business, this item also via TPM.
2nd UPDATE:  No, the suspicious hiring was done by the boss of the jackass, not the jackass proper.