Friday, September 19, 2008
The Virginia Republican party has decided to have George Allen speak at a rally to reach out to minorities. Allen, of course, went down to defeat in the 2006 U.S. Senate race in no small part because of his use of the slur "macaca" for an Indian-American at one of his campaign events. I totally, get this. The GOP is a big tent. It isn't enough for them to rely on anti-black prejudice or even anti-Latino sentiments. Allen helps them respond to a more diverse America by including prejudice against Indians and Pakistanis.