Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Partisan Hacks Give Aid & Comfort to Racist Allen
Former teammate Doug Jones rose to defend Sen. George Allen against charges of racism by Dr. Ken Shelton and others.
Forbes.com reports that according to Jones, Allen absolutely never, ever, ever used racial slurs while in college; or at least if he did, Jones never heard him.
Doug Jones, who said he roomed with Shelton at Virginia, said in a statement that he never saw or heard anything from Allen that supports Shelton's claims. "I never heard George Allen use any racially disparaging word nor did I ever witness or hear about him acting in a racially insensitive manner," Jones said.
You see, Shelton told Salon.com, an online magazine that while deer hunting, Allen the prankster, decided to chop off a female deer's head, drive to a black neighborhood and shove the "severed head...into a black household's oversized mail box."
Oh, and for rhetorical effect, Allen liked to sprinkle the word n****r in a few of his sentences.
Another former roommate of Allen during his carefree college years at UVA stepped up to the plate to help dispel charges that Allen is a racist. Chicago Sun-Times reports that Charlie Hale, an 'Allen for Senate' campaign volunteer bravely told reporters that perish the thought, "he had hunted often with Allen, and 'there was not even a rumor on the team' about the alleged deer incident."
Well, maybe there weren't any rumors about the story because everyone knew it as fact. In other words, bigotry was accepted as a way of life by the senator's friends, and Jim Crow was every white man's right in Dixie.
Now, inquiring minds might want to know just who are Charlie Hale and Doug Jones? .
As governor, Allen appointed Hale to Virginia's Board of Mineral Mining Examiners. As for Mr. Jones, why he's the co-chair of Fairfax County Republican Committee and Unit Operations for Allen's campaign. What's more, Jones would like to invite every "real" Virginian to a pep-rally breakfast on October 14. Business attire, please.
Allen, on the other hand, had no tie to the flag, other than in his delirious mind. He grew up in California and like I've said over and over and over again, during the 70s, any person who robed themselves with the Confederate flag was a racist.
It really was that simple.
You can rant, you can rave, but Virginians know horse manure from Bubba when they see it.
Here's a bit of reality for you: In a Virginian-Pilot poll.
Do you believe the allegations of U.Va. classmates that George Allen used a racial epithet for blacks?
Total: 1571 votes