Friday, November 10, 2006
Howling Latina always thought that if Virginia voters really looked at George Allen a little closer, a majority would never vote for him.
And a central part of getting to know Allen was having him explain why he denied his Jewish roots to the point of insisting Bob Gibson of Charlottesville's Daily Progress retract what he wrote in an article on the subject.
In spite of Virginia progressive bloggers gnashing of teeth when Peggy Fox finally asked Allen the seminal question that was on the mind of many, mainstream media never fails to mention Allen's inarticulate response as one of the reasons for his loss.
HL was elated when Ms. Fox asked the question about Allen's heritage; she was ecstatic when Allen stumbled; and she now feels vindicated when she reads political analysts comment how Allen's response was partially responsible for his Senate loss.
The lead disappeared after Allen insulted a Webb staffer of Indian descent, denied his Jewish heritage and battled accusations that he frequently used a racial epithet to refer to blacks in the early 1970sdisappeared after Allen insulted a Webb staffer of Indian descent, denied his Jewish heritage and battled accusations that he frequently used a racial epithet to refer to blacks in the early 1970s.And then there is this:
Allen led by 16 points in the polls and had 16 times more campaign cash this summer before calling a young Webb volunteer of Indian descent "macaca," an obscure racial slur, and fumbling a response when it became known that his mother's family was Jewish.These quotes sum it up quite nicely; and the reason for reposting on the subject is to show that far too many times progressives shirk taking it to the other side; and they want to bail out at the first sign of a little mano-a-mano combat.
Next up, the fight for Democrats in next year's state elections.