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Friday, August 18, 2006

My two-cents on Macaca Gate: Was Allen on the Sauce?


The blogosphere is on fire in regard to Senator Allen and "macaca gate"....is it plausible that a little sauce loosened up the Senator's lips?

Last night, I showed the infamous "macaca" blast by our junior (and hopefully out-going) Senator to a couple of friends who were vaguely familiar with the whole ugly fiasco.

Needless to say, after watching the video, my friends - who are generaly ambivalent when it comes to politics - were taken back by the pure hate and vitriol that radiated from Senator Allen while dressing down Mr. Sidarth.

To my friends it appeared that possibly Georgie might have had a little Kentucky bourbon (aka: truth serum) running through his veins when he went David Duke on Sidarth. Good point.....

Now I haven't heard this mentioned yet, but why not? After all, George loves his dip, and chewing tobacco, so why not a litte bourbon to wash it all down? Every card-carrying good ole boy loves a taste of Kentucky bourbon on occasion, including me! (My favorite would be Maker's Mark by the way...)

Think about it for a minute. Seems plausible.... George and all his buddies, cruising around in a tour bus, making campaign stops, socializing...it's easy to see why this would be almost akin to a rolling party on wheels. Hell why not? Toss back a few bourbon and gingers...make a speech, shake some hands...oops, say something stupid, yet very telling!

So take a look again at the video again, do you think George was on the sause? If so, is it possible that Allen has "issues" with the bottle?????

All jokes aside (sort of), if Allen was drinking or not is beside the point. The "macaca" comment taken in context of his history as reported in The New Republic may open up a crack in his armor by revealing that he is a mean spirited, smart mouthing, product of privilege, who has become fat and smug as an incumbent politician.

Gradually, Allen's public image as a likable guy is starting to erode to be more in line with reality... a highly ambitious, vindictive and unlikable person... something that many Virginians have known for quite some time.

The next two months are assured to be extremely interesting! It's almost September and Jim Webb has a chance, and this is good!

Therefore I think we should all have a drink to this tonight!

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!

11 Comments:

  • At 8/18/2006 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Macaca gate"...perfect!

     
  • At 8/18/2006 8:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Someone should advise Senator Allen that the reason why the opposition campaign camp sends observers to his public appearances is on the off chance that he (Senator Allen) will say something significant and useful in the campaign against him or better yet, say something stupid.

    After viewing the video clip, it is apparent that Senator Allen was trying to whip up his audience at the expense of a "foreign looking" individual who he apparently knew to be from the Webb camp.

    Mr. Sidarth, who was born in Virginia (unlike Senator Allen), is probably owed a big thanks from the Webb team for helping to expose the darker side of Senator Allen's personality.

    Who knows if Senator Allen was guilty of CUI (campaigning under the influence of alchol). Who cares? The Senator said what he said. Most observers can figure out what he meant.

     
  • At 8/18/2006 9:28 PM, Blogger F.T. Rea said…

    Republicans have certainly enjoyed teasing Sen. Ted Kennedy, and whatever other Kennedys, for their drunken episodes that haven gotten into the press. It’s not like anybody is going to kick George Allen out of the U.S. Senate for getting intoxicated in public every now and then.

    But nobody in DeeCee gets a free pass for whatever the hell they do when they’re three-sheets-to-the-wind.

    So, if getting pie-eyed brings out the ugly bully in a big shot pol -- and it gets caught on tape -- that busted big shot will always have to deal with the feedback, no matter who he, or she, is.

     
  • At 8/19/2006 9:59 AM, Anonymous born in the usa said…

    Welcome to America? What's with that? Does Senator Allen automatically presume that anyone who doesn't have rosey cheeks like he does must have just have gotten off the boat?

     
  • At 8/19/2006 10:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dont forget Allen's mom is from North Africa, Tunisia to be exact. I'm sure some of his fellow Klansmen are schocked to find this out.

    This could be trouble. Do you think his lifetime membership will be in revoked?

     
  • At 8/20/2006 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Picking on the guy that looks "different". Boy, does this tell us a lot about George Allen. If you close you eyes and don't think about the fact that a US Senator is talking, doesn't it sound a lot like bad "high school" behavior? What a jerk.

     
  • At 8/24/2006 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    dON'T PEOPLE HAVE ANYTHING MORE IMPORTANT TO WORRY ABOUT THAN SENATOR ALLEN'S COMMENTS?? WHAT A DULL LIFE YOU MUST LEAD. SPEND YOUR TIME DOING SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY -- THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, THE HOMELESS, THE CHILDREN THAT NEED FOOD AND CLOTHING -- YOU WILL BE TOO BUSY TO WORRY ABOUT POLITICAL FAUX PAS. WHY DON'T YOU TRY A LITTLE OF THE SAUCE? YOU MAY ENJOY IT. AS THE EXPRESSION GOES -- IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED IT DON'T KNOCK IT!

     
  • At 8/24/2006 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A very little bit of alchohol tends to lower inhibitions and heightens personal confidence -- sometimes inappropriately. Mel Gibson comes to mind.

    The alcohol does not fundamentally change the individual but tends to facilitate the revelation of the "real" inner workings of the mind. That is why we have happy drunks, depressed drunks, paranoid drunks and mean drunks. Allen may be exhibiting some "mean drunk" tendencies.

    But what if alchohol had nothing to do with the comments? It is rare for a politician who has Presidential aspirations to admit that he didn't know what he was talking about when he spoke.

    Refreshing candor? Or a real scary thought? We need to keep the "football" away from this man.

     
  • At 8/24/2006 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I voted for Allen each time I could. However, his "macaca-mess" illustrates, to me, a lack of mental fitness for the highest office in the land. I lean hard to the right but am very disappointed in not only what Allen said, but the manner in which he said it. He was attempting to bully someone, who was not doing anything to distract the Senator, whose father ironically coached the "Redskins." We must expect more from our elected officials.

     
  • At 8/24/2006 6:14 PM, Blogger Tom Wise said…

    Hell, I love my sauce. It's just when I do imbibe I don't usually use racial slurs...

     
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