Saturday, October 07, 2006

About that George Allen Endorsement...

Look for Bishop Gerald O. Glenn to retract his recent endorsement.

Daily Press reports that Glenn endorsed Sen. George Allen over Jim Webb with one huge caveat.

Glenn...said that the endorsement could be affected if the senator continues to run attack ads against his Democratic opponent, Jim Webb.

A half-hour later, the Allen campaign unveiled a new 30-second ad in which former Naval Academy student Janice Buxbaum criticized Webb for a magazine article he wrote 27 years ago decrying women's presence at Annapolis.

"I saw that ad and it concerned me," Glenn said later Friday. "I still endorse him ... but if he doesn't pull those ads, it's going to be hard for me to tell people that they need to forgive for what he did 30 years ago.

"The reason I endorsed him was because I thought he was being unfairly attacked about things that might have happened back then. How can I tell people that they should forgive if he attacks his opponent about something that happened to him 27 years ago?"


And a lie to boot, too. This is the same Janice Buxbaum who complains about being misquoted in a 1979 magazine article by Webb where her name never appeared.

In the latest Gallup poll, Allen is in a statistical tie with Webb. Forty-eight percent of Virginians support Allen, 45 percent support Webb and 2 percent support the independent candidate. The poll has a 5 percent margin of error.

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