George Allen's Gibson Moment

So we now have evidence that he is also happy to use ethnic putdowns for people supporting his opponents. Money quote:

"This fellow here, over here with the yellow shirt, macaca, or whatever his name is. He's with my opponent. He's following us around everywhere. And it's just great," Allen said, as his supporters began to laugh. After saying that Webb was raising money in California with a "bunch of Hollywood movie moguls. Let's give a welcome to macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia."

It's almost classic populist bigotry: create an enemy out there - fags, Indians, Jews, Hollywood, immigrants, whoever - and use them to build support for you as representing the "real world of Virginia." In one word: Rove. Yes, the word was deliberate and Allen knows what it means. Some background on his racist college prank here and his fondness for the Confederate flag here.