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Jim Webb
New York Times

It’s Official.  Finally.

George Allen, the man who some say could’ve been president,  has finally conceded to challenger Jim Webb, at long last putting an end to speculation and granting the Democrats total control of both houses of Congress.

Posted on Nov 9, 2006 READ MORE


Webb wins
AP / Evan Vucci

Webb Wins and Dems Take Control of Congress, Two News Agencies Report

The Associated Press and MSNBC have both called the Va. Senate race for Jim Webb, which would give Democrats control of the House and Senate for the first time since 1994.

  • A source in the George Allen camp said the senator was “disinclined” to ask for a formal recount, but would probably not concede any earlier than Thursday.
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    Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Ragin' Recount

    Get Ready for Ragin’ Recount 2006!

    If James Webb prevails in the Senate race recount in Virginia, Dems will control both houses of Congress. If Allen wins, the GOP retains the reins in the Senate. So prepare yourself for a recount battle second in ferocity only to the 2000 Bush-Gore saga—one replete with legal maneuvering, public posturing and, of course, dirty tricks.
    Update: We may be wrong about the above. (mea culpa after the jump…)

    Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Video collage

    Weekly Video Roundup

    This week, our assemblage of Truthdig favorites includes a finger-wagging hypocritical evangelist; Andrew Sullivan flatly stating that Bush has come unhinged; and goons of Va. Sen. George Allen attacking a blogger.

    Posted on Nov 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Mike Stark
    From Flickr.com

    Assaulted Blogger Is Pressing Charges Against Allen

    The man whom staffers of Va. Sen. George Allen attacked on Tuesday for asking the senator combative questions is fighting back

  • Watch the attack

  • Posted on Nov 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Jabari Asim: The Most Potent Epithet of All

    “Whether or not one uses the N-word isn’t one of those ‘distraction’ issues like flag burning; it’s a character issue.”

    Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


    George Allen’s True Colors

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Al Franken

    ‘Daily Show’: Senator Al Franken?

    Al Franken dropped in on Wednesday’s “Daily Show,” where Jon Stewart asked the comedian and radio host whether he would indeed run against Sen. Norm Coleman in the 2008 election.  Although Franken said he was still making up his mind, he added: “I’ve moved to Minnesota, I’ve been there since January 1st.  You don’t move to Minnesota January 1st unless you’re serious.”

    Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: The Race That ‘Macaca’ Made

    The unraveling of Virginia Sen. George Allen’s reelection campaign may have begun with a single offensive remark caught on tape, but his competitor’s Lamont-style netroots insurgency is just as responsible for making the race tight.

    Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


    George Allen and macaca
    From CNN

    More N-Word Accusations Against Sen. Allen Surface

    Three former college football teammates of Sen. George Allen say the Virginia Republican repeatedly used the racial epithet to describe blacks back in the 1970s. And one of those ex-teammates is even putting his name on the record. (Salon ad req’d)

  • UPDATE: Other accusers come forward

  • Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Stephen Colbert

    Colbert Mocks Allen’s ‘Ethnic Rally’

    Stephen Colbert spoofs George Allen’s latest attempt at damage control, following the senator’s racist gaffe.  After showing photos from Allen’s ethnic rally, Colbert offered the senator tips on how to appear more tolerant.

    Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


    George Allen 'hearts' Black People
    From georgeallen.com

    I Love Black People!

    In an apparent attempt to control the fallout of his ostensibly racist “macaca” remark, Virginia Sen. George Allen has updated his website with a picture of him embracing a woman with dark skin. But the damage has been done. He’s losing in the polls to his rival for the Senate (and Allen was until recently being touted as presidential material…). (h/t: HuffPo)

  • Ana Marie Cox says historians will study this episode as an example of how NOT to do damage control.

  • Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


    S.R. Sidarth
    Rich Lipski / The Washington Post

    Macaca-thon!

    Can’t get enough backstory on Va. Sen. George Allen’s racist remark? Neither can the Washington Post, which posted this 1,300-word profile on the object of Allen’s remark, 20-year-old U. Va student S.R. Sidarth.

  • Allen’s lead over his rival for the Senate has evaporated in the wake of his comment. (Go, blog power!)

  • Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Sen. Allen Apologizes for ‘Macaca’ Remark

    The Virginia senator tracked down the university student whom he maligned with the racist remark and apologized, but the damage is already done. In stepping into this steaming pile of macaca, Allen may have just kissed any 2008 presidential hopes goodbye.

    Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Sen. Allen’s New Explanation for ‘Macaca’

    Apparently, the Virginia senator was intending to call a rival campaign volunteer a sh—head when he called him “macaca.” How’s that work out? Read the explanation at The Hotline.

    Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


    S.R. Sidarth and George Allen
    From Salon.com and Youtube.com

    GOP Senator’s Ethnic Slur Provokes Outrage, Apology

    Virginia Sen. (and presidential hopeful) George Allen referred to a young volunteer of Indian descent as “macaque,” which is tantamount to “monkey” or the “N word” among African immigrants. (Much more after the jump… but for quick hits: story / video / word origins)

    Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Rob Corddry

    Corddry: Unsure if Allen?s Racism Helps or Hurts Him

    Jon Stewart asked “Daily Show” correspondent Rob Corddry if Virginia Sen. George Allen had damaged his image by using a racial slur to describe a young campaign worker. Corddry: ?I don’t know what ?macaque? means, but it sure as sh—sounds racist. And John, here in Virginia, I’m still not sure if that helps or hurts a guy.?

    Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


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