Senator George Allen has a career that seems destined in ending with the title President being added to his name. He’s been a governor, a senator, played football, and was son a legendary football coach. The fact that he appears to be a racist will probably only add to his stature, much less hurt him. It’s not as if there hasn’t been a history of all this before. From his use of racial slurs to describe Native Americans as well as Blacks to his affinity to the American symbol of racism, the confederate flag.
What I wonder is: does this cost or garner votes or for Allen?
Four former teamates have confirmed that Allen regularly referred to blacks by using the “N” word; yet he denies it. Our country forgives politicians – the fact that George W. Bush is a second term President just goes to show that, but what Allen has said should preclude him from public office. He may be good at it, and he may have the background, and desire to deal with all the shit that comes with serving our country, but fact is that there are better people out there – people who aren’t racist good ol’ boys. Those people probably ran against him and lost. He is what America wants. No surer sign of the demise of this country than to see that people like him are still elected for office.
Maybe we’ll get lucky and somehow him and others like him will be banished by the voters. We’re on our way to getting rid of Santorum and Catherine Harris. Maybe it’s time someone finally said no to Allen.