Did George Allen lie?
by aaronforamerica, Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 03:08:03 PM EDT
(cross-posted at Daily Kos)Many of you probably read the statement from George Allen today explaining that he recently learned of his Jewish heritage from a Forward article:
"The notion peddled by the Webb campaign that I am somehow embarrassed by my heritage is equally offensive, and also absurd. I was raised as a Christian and my mother was raised as a Christian. And I embrace and take great pride in every aspect of my diverse heritage, including my Lumbroso family line's Jewish heritage, which I learned about from a recent magazine article and my mother confirmed."
However, it appears that this may very well be a lie. As Ryan Lizza documented before, longtime Charlottesville columnist Bob Gibson said that when he previously wrote of George Allen's Jewish roots, it was the only time George Allen wanted a correction from him in 27 years of covering Allen's races:
George Allen should be proud of his Jewish heritage. What is he trying to hide from?