Well hey, that fake apology only took, what, five years? When then-Senator George Allen (R-VA) called campaign volunteer S.R. Sidarth “macaca”, that was it. Career over.
That was then.
Now he’s trying to make a comeback, running for Sen. Jim Webb’s seat, and has to make nice-nice to restore what’s left of his incredibly poor reputation. He’d be running against Tim Kaine.
Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) apologized Friday for the gaffe that led to his 2006 loss to now-Sen. Jim Webb (D). [...]
“During my last campaign, I never should have singled out that young man working for my opponent,” Allen said. “He was just doing his job. I was wrong to do that to him, and it diverted our campaign away from the real issues. Speaking of families, my family had to endure a lot of taunts and insults because of my mistake.”
The gaffe, Allen said, helped him learn about his family’s history and made him “even more sensitive and committed to religious freedom.”
He shouldn’t have “singled out that young man”? That’s what he’s sorry for? Not that he hurled a slur, or offended a whole lot of people, or was an unabashed jackass, but that he singled one guy out and got busted for it.
And that it took attention away from his campaign.
And then he compounds the damage with his “poor me, poor my family” sympathy plea. Really? What about the insult he threw at “that young man”? Poor him!
And George, come on, mistake? Don’t even go there; that was no mistake. The video shows you saying “macaca” twice.
Welcome to the “real world” Georgie, one in which you will again be shown to be the racist gasbag that you are.
Here’s a bonus seethe, brought to you by Coach Ralph Reed:
Allen said Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed told him this two-day conference was like an NFL minicamp for conservative activists, who are training to help elect Republicans in 2012.
Good old Ralph, totally into training “Macaca” George for his return to the big time with fellow conservatives who will undoubtedly welcome his slimy disrespect with open arms.
Ralph Reed… Ralph Reed… why does that name ring a bell?
Reed was endorsed by the “Confederate Republican Caucus,” a block of almost 500 “heritage” activists who had participated in the state convention as a protest against the removal of the Confederate battle emblem from the State Flag. The organization would later claim that they were “double-crossed” by Reed.
Documents released by federal investigators in June 2005 show that Reed’s 2001 campaign for State Chairman was partially financed with contributions from the Choctaws, an Indian gaming tribe represented by [Jack] Abramoff. [...]
Reed’s campaign [for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia] experienced a loss of momentum with revelations about his role in the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal. Email documents released in the investigation revealed details about Reed’s financial relationships with Abramoff.