I'm not going to acknowledge that.
If someone is on record as not only saying, but actively paying to support making sure a group of people enjoy fewer civil liberties than another, and that person's *job* is managing people, some of whom are in that group?
In that case, I don't think it's bigoted to question whether they are capable of perfoming that job well.
That's not bigotry. That's common sense.
And to heck with 2008, while we're at it. If his suport for treating people equally had changed in the past six years, he had more than enough opportunities, including the CNET interview less than 72 hours ago, to not directly avoid answering that question.