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8/16/2006 04:34:00 PM | Timothy

Craziness
From NRO:
The front page headline "Allen Quip Provokes Outrage. . . " and the editorial ("George Allen's America" no less) represent a pro-Webb two-punch. Who exactly was outraged by Allen's putdown? The Webb campaign and its volunteer. The silly editorial irrelevantly points out that the offended Webb partisan has "an excellent academic record" and "is thinking of applying to law school." Although the bright young man wasn't smart enough to avoid insulting Virginia voters. He told the Post, "I was the person of color there and it was useful for him in inciting his audience." He apparently believes that drawing attention to him would reliably rile up the racist Virginia crackers. Whose quip should provoke outrage?
Gasp! It outrageous to suggest that there might be some racists still left in Virginia? More outrageous than Allen using a racial slur (in addition to the 'Welcome to America' comment)? Yeah... What a load of bull. Sad thing is, you see this kind of logic all the time in NRO.

Update: I've been looking through a lot of the posts on NRO's The Corner, and it seems that the post I quote above is an anomaly in that it does not bash Allen. No post I have read says that Allen is racist. Most of the other posts bash Allen for loking like a bully and not ready for the national stage. For example, see here. I'm guessing Republicans realize that Allen is maybe not their best horse in 2008. NRO and some conservatives are against Allen not because he says racist slurs, but because he is clumsy and even stupid.

See also centrist blogger Steven Clemon's post: Dems Should Really, Really, Really Want to Run Against George Allen.



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