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9.19.2008

george allen to speak at gop minority outreach rally

This is rather astonishing... but somehow, it appears to be true. Northern Virgnia Republicans, realizing that it might be a good idea to improve their appeal among ethnic minorities in the region, are planning a "unity" rally this weekend that they claim will draw 1,000 people. Suddenly, the ethnic voting bloc looks pretty damn important: GOP Rally Reaches Out To Minorities.

But here's the real kicker. One of the featured speakers at this Totally Awesome Minority GOP Outreach event is none other than former Senator George Allen, now infamous for his campaign-defining "macaca" moment. What. The. Hell.

Yes, that George Allen, who singled out S.R. Sidarth, a South Asian guy in the audience during a speech on the campaign trail, and called him "Macaca"—an obscure racial derogatory term that arguably lost him re-election. And that's only the beginning of this guy's list of racist bullshit.

Yet this is the guy that Northern Virginia's GOP is bringing out to reach out to minority voters? You must be joking. It's going to be a fun Saturday afternoon in Fairfax County. More here: GOP Planning "Minority Rally" starring, "George Allen" in Virginia.