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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

George Allen's Race Problem

Brendan Nyhan did some digging on alleged GOP 2008 front-runner George Allen and found some interesting stuff. The summary: Allen had a noose hanging from a tree limb in his law office, he had a confederate flag in his house, he approved a confederate heritage month, he labeled the NAACP an extremist group, he called the Civil War "a four-year struggle for independence and sovereign rights", he opposed creating Martin Luther King Day, and he defended Trent Lott's pro-segregation comments.

Perhaps he can still get a few black votes by riling up the black churches against gay marriage, a la George Bush. (Via Oliver Willis.)