The Nation magazine is reporting today that Virginia Senator George Allen cozied up to the racists behind the Council of Conservative Citizens.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the CCC is ” a reincarnation of the White Citizens Councils that sprang up in the South in the 1950s and 1960s to oppose school desegregation. Like the League of the South, a neo-confederate group to which it has many links, the 15,000-member Council has tried without success to mask its white supremacist ideology to better promote a right-wing political agenda.”
This 1996 photo was taken of then Governor Allen with two officials of the organization and Charlton Heston, then an official of the National Rifle Association of Gunnuts, Wingnuts, and Militia crazies. The CCC members publicized this photo to promote the organization and give it legitmacy. The only thing missing is a confederate flag.
I personally need no more evidence of Allen’s closet confederate sympathies. He is a racist, plain and simple.