Friday, September 29, 2006

Shhh ... Jim Webb May Have Racist Past

Carlos has a lesson for ya Jim...

Dan Riehl covers over at NewsBusters.

Allen v. Webb... a comparison on the issues.

Captain Ed has this shocker about Webb...
Webb's comments to the Times-Dispatch prompted Allen campaign officials to direct a reporter to Dan Cragg, a former acquaintance of Webb's, who said Webb used the word while describing his own behavior during his freshman year at the University of Southern California in the early 1960s. Webb later transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Cragg, 67, who lives in Fairfax County, said on Wednesday that Webb described taking drives through the black neighborhood of Watts, where he and members of his ROTC unit used racial epithets and pointed fake guns at blacks to scare them.

"They would hop into their cars, and would go down to Watts with these buddies of his," Cragg said Webb told him. "They would take the rifles down there. They would call then [epithets], point the rifles at them, pull the triggers and then drive off laughing. One night, some guys caught them and beat . . . them. And that was the end of that."
Very nice Jimbo!

John Hawkins has coverage too...
On the other hand, there is no argument that some of James Webb's books have used racist language in them -- which is intriguing given the situation. Here we have this debate over who said what to whom when, and yet, everyone acknowledges that Webb has used the N-word in print, but no one is printing exactly what he wrote...until today.
Can we please give Allen more support than he's getting? I feel so bad for the guy. Race-card politics is all the Dems and their willing friends in the media have left it seems. People need to understand that because Allen is (was) an '08 Presidential candidate AND up for re-election in these mid-terms, he's target #1 for his opponents who are just looking for any way to knock the guy down. Give me a break... the "N" word 30 years ago??? Can we please stop this over-the-top political correctness solely for the purpose of character assination?

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