Lest we forget: Embattled incumbent Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) is in trouble for referring to an Indian-American operative of his electoral rival, Democrat James Webb, as "Macaca," which refers to a type of monkey and may or may not have been intended as a good-old-boy-style racial epithet.
Yesterday, Reason's Jeff Taylor called Allen, the son of the legendary high-performance loser pro football coach of the same name (really, who cares how many winning seasons you had unless you win the Super Bowl?), "a moron…[who] does not have the wattage to man a deep fryer support line in Bangalore, let alone serve responsibly in the U.S. Senate."
On this score, I respectfully disagree with my colleague: I think Allen is exactly the sort of vacuous protoplasmic blob who perfectly represents the World's Greatest Deliberative Body, Goode Tymes Eating Clubbe, and International Whoopie Parlor.
However, New York Post columnist and occasional Reason contributor Robert A. George seconds Jeff's analysis, taking it even a step further:
I'm not ready to call George Allen a racist. However, I feel pretty confident in saying that this man certainly doesn't have the political smarts (attack a rival's campaign worker with an ambiguously insulting word—while the the GUY IS VIDEOTAPING IT) to even think about running for re-election to the Senate let alone for PRESIDENT….
In the eternal words of Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!"