Sunday, September 24, 2006

Haunted by the past? Or no big deal...?
If America is a sensible place, and one truly committed to the principles we claim, this revelation would really be the end of the Senate race in Virginia, indeed the end of George Allen's political career.
Three former college football teammates of Sen. George Allen say that the Virginia Republican repeatedly used an inflammatory racial epithet and demonstrated racist attitudes toward blacks during the early 1970s.

"Allen said he came to Virginia because he wanted to play football in a place where 'blacks knew their place,'" said Dr. Ken Shelton, a white radiologist in North Carolina who played tight end for the University of Virginia football team when Allen was quarterback. "He used the N-word on a regular basis back then."

A second white teammate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he feared retribution from the Allen campaign, separately claimed that Allen used the word "nigger" to describe blacks. "It was so common with George when he was among his white friends. This is the terminology he used," the teammate said.
Hopefully, if nothing else, the Senator will have to spend the next week anwering questions about this. But really, the last 2 years should have had no political conversation besides the fact that the majority Party in DC is running the country like the dangerous, incompetent assholes that they are. This is merely a story that backs up the asshole angle.

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