August 24, 2006

NOW HE'S THROUGH:

Alleged Slur Casts Spotlight On Senator’s (Jewish?) Roots (E.J. Kessler, August 25, 2006, The Forward)

When Senator George Allen of Virginia used a racial slur for dark-skinned North Africans, “macaca,” during a recent encounter with a young Indian American cameraman from his opponent’s campaign, many wondered where he had learned the word.

Macaca means “monkey,” but Allen’s campaign insisted that the word was made up, an inside joke on the young man’s hairstyle. But some commentators noted that Allen’s mother is “French Tunisian,” speculating that Allen, who speaks French, had picked up the epithet from her. (Allen’s late father was famed Washington Redskins football coach George Allen.)


you can survive the occassional racial slur, but we ain't electin' no stinkin' frog.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 24, 2006 7:49 PM
Comments

If the other teams had found out French was spoken around the Allen household 35-40 years ago, the intimidation factor would have been gone and the Rams and Redskins never would have been as successful and they were under George St.

Posted by: John at August 25, 2006 12:30 AM
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