Monday, August 14, 2006
The WaPo Front-Pages
Good Ol’ Racist George Allen; there he goes AGAIN!
During a rally with Republican fat cats, Sen. George Allen went after the only guy who wasn’t white; and that was University of Virginia senior student, S.R. Sidarth who video tapes Allen while he travels Virginia during his listening tour for Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb.
Not happy to slam African-Americans, Latinos and immigrants, now Allen has decided to go after the native born whose pigment and last name might not comport with GOP sensitivities.
Felix, his name is Sidarth; and since he was born in Fairfax, he’s more of a Virginian that your fake goober ass.
"This fellow here over here with the yellow shirt, Macaca, or whatever his name is. He's with my opponent. He's following us around everywhere. And it's just great. We're going to places all over Virginia, and he's having it on film and its great to have you here and you show it to your opponent because he's never been there and probably will never come."
But no matter.
"Let’s give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia, " said Allen, who then began talking about the "war on terror."With the not-too-subtle ethnic put-down, no surprise that Sidarth experienced a bit of outrage, even if he did temper his words in print.
Raising Kaine has the scoop on Macaca. "[I]t is a French slur based on a Tunisian monkey." And as RK notes, Allen's link to the word's origin is his mother, a "French Tunisian [and] French speaker [who] emigrat[ed] to the U.S. after World War II."
“I think he was doing it because he could and I was the person of color there and it was useful for him in inciting his audience,” said Sidarth in an interview. "I was annoyed he would use my race in a political context."
Welcome to the fantasy world of George Allen in Wonderland with a stop-over at George Orwell’s horror show: up is down, black is white, lies are truth, war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, Chickenhawks are fearless, Virginians are Mucacas and George Felix Allen is a buckaroo dude rancher.
As Howling Latina keeps saying over and over and over again, GOPers love to zap their political enemies with their own inadequacies. So please Felix, tells us all what you've learned during your one-trick pony rodeo show across the commonwealth.
Oh, why yes, how to perfectly insult even more Virginians...