Sunday, June 05, 2011

George F. Allen's bizarre "Macaca" apology


George F. Allen did something really strange the other day: he reopened the scabbed over wound of the "Macaca" incident--the one that ate his 2006 campaign for re-election to the U.S. Senate--with an apology that focuses almost exclusively on the impact of the incident on himself and his family. Basically, Allen is deeply sorry that he suffered the consequences of being treated like a racist is typically treated in 21st century America. In Allen's world, racism is wrong because it can cause racists to lose elections and upset the lives of racists' families.

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