Senator Allen finally picked up a phone and apologized to the boy the opposing Webb campaign sent to film Allen’s public events.
I am curious about what Senator Allen is apologizing for? He knew when he called the boy a Macaca what it meant. It is a racial slur against people of color commonly used in the area of North Africa the Senator’s Mother is from. The use of the slur was deliberate and malicious.
Open and unapologetic racial bigotry, the last time I checked, was not a virtue likely to win friends and influence people to be in your corner for a Presidential run.
He knew damn well that he was on tape but he went forward anyway as if this boy wouldn’t know or care that he had been called out and maligned in a room full of white republicans.
At best, Senator Allen is a stupid bastard trying to pass himself off as Reagan reincarnated. At worst, he is an insincere, hateful bastard trying to pass himself off as Reagan reincarnated. I choose the latter.