Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Allen and Webb - The Pot and the Kettle
Now that Jim Webb's campaign flunkies have beat the "Allen is a racist" horse to death, the tables have turned. From Yahoo News...
Democratic Senate challenger Jim Webb declined to say definitively Tuesday whether he had ever used a common derogatory term to describe blacks, stepping carefully after watching his campaign rival confront charges of racism
Wait just a minute - why isn't this getting the same coverage as the claims against George Allen? I realize that some acquaintance from 30 years ago who has a political beef against Webb is not pointing fingers but shouldn't the standards be the same across the board? Why does Webb get a pass? After all, we have published documentation of Webb's use of the "n-word"....
"Webb referred to his novel, "Fields of Fire," which aides said includes occurrences of the n-word as part of character dialogue. But he added: "I have never issued a racial or ethnic slur."
How's this for hypocrisy from the one whose campaign has made racism an issue? Wasn't it one of Webb's political operatives that was trolling Allen's campaign rallies in an attempt to catch the Senator in some kind of controversy? Who was it that threw the Macaca issue out in the debate -the same debate where the reporterette asked about Allen's rejection of his Jewish heritage.
"I don't think that there's anyone who grew up around the South that hasn't had the word pass through their lips at one time or another in their life," Webb told reporters.
"Webb has generally avoided commenting on the controversy surrounding Allen, telling reporters it was irrelevant to his attempt to illustrate differences in leadership styles."
My BS meter has just pegged the red line. So Mr. Webb - have you ever used the "n-word"? I think we all deserve to hear a direct answer from you. After all what's good for the goose is good for the gander. You don't want to be perceived as just throwing "macaca", do you?
Racial Slur or Political Smear?