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  •  NY Times has another n-word witness today (12+ / 0-)


    Mrs. Hawkins, who described herself as a rural Virginia housewife and an active Democrat, said in an interview Tuesday that she heard Mr. Allen use the slur repeatedly at a party on election night in 1976. She said Mr. Allen used the term while deprecating the intelligence of the black players on the Washington Redskins football team, which Mr. Allen’s father coached. Recalling remarks about its star running back, Larry Brown, Mrs. Hawkins said that Mr. Allen “started in effect bad-mouthing him, saying what a shiftless you-know-what” he was.

    She said she remembered the conversation because she was a big fan of the team and was shocked. She said Mr. Allen’s statement on Monday was “just plain a lie.”

    She described her recollections in an e-mail message forwarded to The New York Times. Her former husband, who she said was at the party, did not return a call for comment.

    Mr. Wadhams said the encounter “did not happen.” He said that Mr. Allen remained “very good friends” with Mr. Brown and that as governor of Virginia, Mr. Allen had appointed Mr. Brown to the board of visitors at George Mason University.

    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. --Abraham Lincoln

    by thebes on Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 09:02:37 AM PDT

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    •  Yup, everyone is VA is lying except (4+ / 0-)
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      gaspare, WisVoter, enough, jimbobb
      for Allen...

      (-2.75,-4.77) America let Bush play with its Army and he broke it.

      by Sam I Am on Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 09:29:28 AM PDT

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      •  re:Exactly (4+ / 0-)

        If you go to NotLarrySabato or RaisingKaine, you'll see comments from any number of Allen apologists attempting to discredit an increasing number of first-hand witnesses to Allen's racist outbursts.  It's one thing to say Oh, please!  Two Democrats come forward with claims that they heard him say the n-word, and we're supposed to believe it?  It gets a bit hard to say Oh, please!  Dozens and dozens of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents come forward with claims that they heard him say the n-word in high school, or college, or after he was elected Governor, or just last week, and we're supposed to believe it?

        Don't you just love the smell of flop sweat in the morning?

        I'm waiting for an eye witness to come forward and talk about the time Allen threw meatballs stewed in tomato sauce at a bride in lieu of rice.  I know several folks in Charlottesville who swear they know someone who was at that wedding.  That story isn't on a par with the racist ones, but it tallies with the deer-head story in showing what a boorish, bullying asshole Allen is.

        The fact is, longtime Charlottesvillians have been saying for years that Allen was demonstrably racist.  His apologists claim that these accusations cannot be true because we would have heard of them long before now, but we all know there's a logic to the silence that often pervades such issues: Many individuals have their own stories but wouldn't dream of coming forward on their own.  Once the macaca-dam burst, and after brave souls like Shelton spoke for attribution, it becomes much easier to tell your own story.

        And for the record, we did already know of racist events in Allen's past, and I'm not talking about the smoking guns that typically get cited, like his noose, or his Confederate flag, or his stances on holidays with racial implications.  George Allen was suspended from his high school for spraying-painting his own school with racial epithets, which were supposed to look like the work of the black players on the football team he was about to play.  

        As we've seen from the Salon article, we have a working model of Left-wing muckraking here: Let intrepid reporters on the Left find witnesses to come forward with more stories, and they'll be picked up by the MSM.  I was a bit surprised that the MSM so quickly picked up on the Salon article.  At this point, however, there's no doubt that damning articles from credible outlets will get plenty of air.

    •  his denial is lethal (0+ / 0-)

      and shows how incredibly stupid and arrogant he is, as well as an unadulterated racist

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