Democrats Grasping at Straws, Now
The DNC,..and media outlet Huffington Post ('cause (Hot) Air America is slowly dying) posts this smear piece today:
George Allen's Race Problem (91 comments )
Political Wire received an advance copy of a New Republic profile of Sen. George Allen (R-VA) in which author Ryan Lizza finds many of Allen's high school classmates surprised that he's considering running for president because of the racist tendencies he displayed as a teenager. They say he "plastered the school with confederate flags" and drove a red Mustang with a confederate flag on the front.
Then Lizza got a copy of Allen's high school yearbook:
I stared closely at Allen's smirk in his photo, weighing whether his old classmates were just out to destroy him. And then I noticed something on his collar. It's hard to make out, but then it becomes obvious. Seventeen-year-old George Allen is wearing a Confederate flag pin.
When confronted with this evidence, Allen sent an email through an aide with this explanation: "When I was in high school in California, I generally bucked authority and the rebel flag was just a way to express that attitude."
Some commentary postings:
This is news? The GOP is synonomous with racism. They may not parade around in the white hoods, but the KKK is very much alive and well in the heart of the GOP.
- midwestvoter, 04.27.2006
The TrekMedic is incredulous! Oh, really,...midwestvoter needs to explain this one: