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Okay, I’ve largely sworn off politics for the blog and will see if I can keep that up through the mid term elections. But I thought the George Allen thing was so funny and revealing that I had to put it up. Maybe my perspective is warped because I am reading Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America right now, but I though t that clips was pretty damning. I mean, he responds to being asked if he has Jewish relatives by accusing the questioner of “spreading aspersions” about him.

But apparently this interpretation is not widely held. Several people have emailed me to say they think the jerk, er Senator wasn’t so off base. So what do I know? What do you think?

2 replies
  1. Ruth Katz
    Ruth Katz says:

    You sound like your reason/clear thinking and anger aren’t balanced……why such an attack on George Allen? The question was troubling to me, not his response.
    It belongs to a National Enquirer reporter, not a professional journalist.

  2. alanpaul
    alanpaul says:

    Well, I didn’t particularly like the question but his answer to me screamed of someone who was outraged to be called a Jew and I found that incredibly revealing and really very offensive.

    He recoiled at being called a Jew — a term I find inherently offensive actually and which was used by the questioner.
    Here’s a good story on the issue —

    He also has a long history of racial issues, which makes questioning in that area fair game.


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