DID HE OR DIDN’T HE?….This story may or may not be true, but legend has it that during one of Lyndon Johnson’s congressional campaigns he decided to spread a rumor that his opponent was a pig-fucker. LBJ’s campaign manager said, “Lyndon, you know he doesn’t do that!” Johnson replied, “I know. I just want to make him deny it.”
I have a feeling that George Allen can relate.
UPDATE: I should probably revise and extend here. I don’t actually think the charges against Allen are false. The fact that Allen is now spending a lot of time denying the charges just happened to remind me of the LBJ story, that’s all.
But it was a bad analogy. At this point, three separate people have confirmed Allen’s use of the word “nigger” during the 70s and 80s (Larry Sabato, Chris Taylor, and Ken Shelton) along with a couple of other anonymous sources. What’s more, it fits pretty well with what we know about Allen’s youthful efforts to reinvent himself as a Southern redneck after growing up in Southern California. Sounds to me like he’s toast.