Monday, August 14, 2006

Virginia Senator Criticized For Racism

Sen. George Allen (R-VA) has run into a tougher re-election fight than he anticipated as recently as several weeks ago. His Democratic opponent, Jim Webb, a former Republican and Secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan appears to be a competitive candidate. As Larry Sabato puts it:

"Jim Webb is George Allen's worst nightmare: a war hero and a Reagan appointee who holds moderate positions…. Allen tries to project a Reagan aura, but Webb already has it.”

Recently, Webb employed a man to videotape all of Allen's public events. Allen, in an attempt to embarass the Webb campaign, pointed out the camera man at one event, telling the audience to give Mukaka, or whatever his name is, a round of applause. He later told the crowd to welcome him to America.

The man is an American citizen of Indian descent.

Here's the video at MyDD.


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