Not one word about the Webb campaign’s dirty trick in having one of its volunteers, camcorder in hand, harrassing Allen as he campaigns around Virginia. It’s good that Allen has a mean streak, if in fact he does – enough compassionate conservatism. But I doubt his mean streak comes anywhere near McCain’s.
Allen has been an excellent senator, and he was an excellent governor — which gives us significant insight into how he would govern should he become president. Nothing about him suggests any kind of discriminatory instincts. Yes, the libs will blow this out of proportion. That’s what libs do, as they sanctify Robert Byrd “the Conscience of the Senate” and tolerate all kinds of racism and anti-Semiticism from their ranks. Allen slipped and apologized. Unlike Rich, I doubt it will be in most people’s minds when voting, except those who want it to be.