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Friday, August 25, 2006

Sidarth and Todd

AMERICAblog linked to this great article about the young man who was insulted by Sen. George Allen. It's a good read.

Fairfax Native Says Allen's Words Stung:

S.R. Sidarth had built an impressive record of achievements for such a young man: straight-A student at one of Fairfax County's finest high schools, a tournament chess player, a quiz team captain, a sportswriter at his college newspaper, a Capitol Hill intern and an active member of the Hindu temple his parents helped establish in Maryland.

But for all his achievements, the moment that thrust him into the national spotlight this month came when Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) called him "macaca."


I was interested in this article because there's been a lot in the news about this incident, but I hadn't heard much about the young man who was called the name. He seems like a pretty neat, intelligent, and humble guy.

Side note: Bush is raising money for Allen. Apparently, there are no consequences for actions in the Republican party.

"Senator Allen apologized," said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino. "And I think it's in everyone's best interest, in this day and age of politics when everyone is trying to improve the tone and discourse, to accept apologies when they're offered."


What a load of bs.




I also feel like I have to mention this. Remember the woman who was going to be the first openly gay person to sit in the Alabama legislature? Well, she AND her opponent were just disqualified on a technicality. (This stinks to high-heaven). You can read the whole story by following the link. It's a weird one.

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