Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Video Camera? Racial Slur? Not the Brightest Bulb in the Six-Pack

Sen George Allen (R-VA) is working damage control after twice hurling a racial slur at one of his constituents.

S.R. Sidarth was born and raised in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He's of Indian descent. Mr Sidarth is a volunteer for Sen Allen's opponent, James Webb. And Mr Sidarth has videotaped many of Sen Allen's campaign speeches.

During one of the speeches, Sen Allen twice pointed to the camera and called Mr Sidarth "Macaca."

Macaca is a type of Asian monkey -- and considered a serious racial slur among Indians.

Sen Allen also suggests that Mr Sidarth was not an American -- nor from Virginia -- also caught on tape.

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