Allen Quip Provokes Outrage, Apology

People can say what they want, but his comments rather done intentionally or unintentionally were racially insensitive. 

Allen Quip Provokes Outrage, Apology

By Tim Craig and Michael D. Shear

RICHMOND, Aug. 14 — Virginia Sen. George Allen (R) apologized Monday for what his opponent’s campaign said were demeaning and insensitive comments the senator made to a 20-year-old volunteer of Indian descent.

George Allen’s America

“MY FRIENDS, we’re going to run this campaign on positive, constructive ideas,” Sen. George F. Allen told a rally of Republican supporters in Southwest Virginia last week. “And it’s important that we motivate and inspire people for something.” Whereupon Mr. Allen turned his attention to a young…

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