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Monkey Business.

“‘Let’s give a welcome to Macaca, here,’ Allen said. ‘Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia.‘” In a weird on-camera display of political self-immolation, Republican Senator George Allen, the fellow who once proudly sported a lynching noose in his law office, strangely resurrects a racial slur from his mother’s days in Tunisia to berate S.R. Sidarth, an Indian-American campaign worker for Democrat Jim Webb. “‘I think he was doing it because he could, and I was the only person of color there, and it was useful for him in inciting his audience, Mr. Sidarth told The Post.” Class act, Senator. Update: Has Macacagate put Allen’s seat in play?

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4 Responses to “Monkey Business.”

  1. good point.

    Posted by Dave | August 16, 2006, 7:54 pm
  2. Do you really think it was self-immolation? There appears to be great tolerance for such types..

    Posted by Medley | August 16, 2006, 8:42 pm
  3. I’m sure you have a better sense than I about how it’ll play in Virginia and the Webb race. But in terms of national ambition, I’d say Allen is finished.

    To me, this is like the Lott-on-Strom’s-birthday thing — it cuts too close to the already prevalent perception of Allen, that’s he’s basically little more than a dumb racist fratboy. And dumb fratboy won’t play in 2008, 2012, or 2016 like it did in 2000…not after the past six years and counting.

    Posted by Kevin | August 16, 2006, 8:54 pm
  4. Hes 100% caca . Forget the Ma-

    Stick a fork in him hes done.

    Posted by fritz | August 16, 2006, 10:14 pm

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