who's the monkey?
George Allen is a politician in Virginia, being challenged by former Secretary of the Navy James Webb for his Senate seat. HE is thought of as a potential presidential candidate for the GOP in 2008.
Yesterday, he referred to an American-born college student, who is a volunteer with the Webb campaign and who has been videotaping some of Allen's stump speeches, as a "macaca."
Here is a post on the history of the word, and an illustration of how it is used currently. Ugly stuff.
I hope pressure is put on the media to cover this - recall that similar comments ended the careers of Trent Lott and Howard Cosell. Allen isn't nearly as powerful. Plus, he's got a long history of racist statements. Let's take him down.