George Allen: African-American??
by howardpark, Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 06:00:57 AM EDT
George Allen...an African-American?
That seems to be the latest Republican talking point. It goes like this according to two callers in a row on a DC talk radio show this morning. George Allen's mother is Tunisian, an African country. That makes George an African-American. So it must be that when he used the "N-word" it was just locker room banter from an African-American and should not be judged by the same standard as a regular white guy of European descent.
I laughed at first, but the second caller pushed the above reasoning too. These folks certainly are creative. By this standard Allen is a white, Jewish, African-American and immune from any charge except anti-Hispanic bias (until it comes out that some of his family was from Mexico