Sunday, September 24, 2006
Sen. George Allen's History with the "N" Word
Add another brick and mortar to Allen's Hall of Shame.
Salon reports that as a young man, Sen. George Allen repeatedly used the "N" word, a derogatory racial epithet, when referring to blacks.
Allen moved to Virginia during his college years, and a former football teamate told reporters that Allen was real happy to play in Virginia because you see, 'blacks knew their place."
So, Sen. Benjamin J. Lambert, what sayeth thou, now?!? Howling Latina bets that surefire endorsement of a few weeks ago probably doesn't look so kosher right about now; and perhaps a few of the dissed donkeys will acquire the memory of an elephant right around Election Day.
"Allen said he came to Virginia because he wanted to play football in a place where 'blacks knew their place,'" said Dr. Ken Shelton, a white radiologist in North Carolina who played tight end for the University of Virginia football team when Allen was quarterback. "He used the N-word on a regular basis back then."
Shelton also told Salon that the future senator gave him the nickname "Wizard," because he shared a last name with Robert Shelton, who served in the 1960s as the imperial wizard of the United Klans of America, a group affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. The radiologist said he decided earlier this year that he would go public with his concerns about Allen if a reporter ever called. About four months ago, when he heard that Allen was a possible candidate for president in 2008, Shelton began to write down some of the negative memories of his former teammate. He provided Salon excerpts of those notes last week.Allen is no better than David Duke -- same dark soul -- only a phony smile to disarm.
Seriously folks, in light of everything we've unearthed these last few days, wonder ye then at the fiery hunt of Allen by progressives?
It was to save Americans and Virginians from the vile noose of this shameful shameful man. To paraphrase the second lady, Lynn Cheney: "Sen. George Felix Allen is not a very nice man, not a very nice man at all."
Update: MSM will not be able to ignore this important story; every progressive blogger has a link to it from Buzz Flash, Daily Kos, Huffinon Post, MyDD, Raw Story, Talk Left, The Moderate Voice, Think Progress, even Taegan Goddard's Political Wire.