Ok, Senator George Allen (R-VA) is a racist and quite possibly ashamed of his Jewish roots. His challenger, James Webb, wrote some ridiculous things about women in his Navy days and has admitted by non-denial that he used to drop the word "nigger" while living in Virginia. He also called the Naval Academy a "horny woman's dream." Nice.
I consider myself a bit of a political junkie. For some unknown reason, I decided to major in this bullshit for college. And if I'm sick and tired of this crap, I can only imagine how John Q. Voter feels. Seriously, no one cares. Anyone who didn't know that George Allen was a racist hasn't been paying attention. A noose by a Confederate flag in his Richmond office? Yikes. (Incidentally, if anyone believes that the Confederate flag is a symbol of Southern heritage and not racism, I would love to pick a fight with you.)
And one has to love a commonwealth where the Democrat was, at one point, just as bad. Honestly, how can Webb say that he never used the word "nigger" as an epithet? How else can one use that word? As a descriptive adjective? I have a feeling that if black people heard Jim Webb dropping n-bombs in the 1960s that they would not be ok with it.
This madness has to stop. Allen, Webb, and their respective dirt-diggers are demeaning the entire political process. Considering the state of electoral politics in this country, that's really saying something.