Thursday, August 24, 2006

George Allen personally apologizes for Macaca

Who's apologizing now?
Who else? Sen George Allen! Jeez, what a mess this guy made of himself. An embarassment, really. Must be THE day to call and apologize...first Mel and now George.
What's really sad is that most of the politicians in the US and around the world don't get it....wake up! you live in the YouTube universe. Everything you do and say is being recorded by SOMEONE, and will get instant distrubution - especially if it's really stupid.
"Virginia Sen. George Allen apologized directly to S.R. Sidarth yesterday, telling the 20-year-old Democratic campaign staffer that he was sorry for offending him with remarks that have generated nationwide criticism for being racially insensitive.
Allen's telephone call to Sidarth was the first direct contact between the two since Allen (R) was caught by Sidarth's video camera calling him a "macaca" and welcoming the Fairfax native to "America and the real world of Virginia."

WaPo here