Over at The Corner, Tim Graham blogs on Senator Allen’s Macaca remark. I agree with everything Graham said. The press blows up every GOP racial screw up, but Biden’s Dunkin Donut remark or Hillary Clinton’s gas station remark, barely a whimper.
Nevertheless, I have to add that this incident makes me question very seriously Allen’s judgment. First, Allen’s past on racial issues has long been fodder for the Democrats and the mainstream media (but I repeat myself.) Second, surely Allen must be aware of The New Republic’s scurrilous article from earlier this year—so he should be on high alert for anything that even smacks of racial insensitivity. Finally, Allen made these remarks to a gent who was running a video camera!
Frankly, I don’t know what Allen was thinking, which leads me to believe that he wasn’t thinking at all. If this is how Allen behaves on an issue that he has been recently smeared with and when his comments will be recorded for posterity, I have to wonder whether he has the discipline to withstand the withering grind that is a presidential campaign.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?