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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:27 PM
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George Allen apologizes for assuming African-American reporter played sports
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 02:35 PM by Playinghardball
Source: Raw Story
By David Edwards

Former Virginia governor and former senator George Allen (R) is already getting himself into trouble during his attempt to reclaim his Senate seat.

Allen apparently assumed that a tall African-American reporter from NBC 4 played sports.

"For the 2nd time in 5 months, fmr. gov. and sen candidate George Allen asks me,'what position did you play?' I did not a play a sport," NBC 4's Craig Melvin tweeted Tuesday.

Two days later, Allen apologized.

Sorry if I offended, ask people a lot if they played sports Grew up in fball family found sports banter good way to connect," Allen said, according to Melvin.

Read more at: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/07/george-allen-apol...
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:32 PM
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1. macaca strikes again.
Idiot.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:33 PM
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2. lolz
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:34 PM
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3. He then added, "Well that's what you people are good for, am I right?" nt
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:34 PM
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4. He just can't help himself, the racism is so deeply ingrained. nt
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TheManInTheMac Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:44 PM
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5. I'm surprised Allen didn't reply with
"oh, so you're a musician."
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:47 PM
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6. Open mouth, insert foot
for the 2nd time--and the same old mealy-mouthed repub "sorry I got caught" apology. :banghead: Not all tall black guys played basketball. I wonder if he asked a tall white guy the same question?

That's the way to win your Senate seat back--NOT. :eyes:
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