Friday, September 01, 2006

No Kidding?

My Way News - Va. Senator Who Used Slur Declines Award:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A senator who had singled out an Indian man at a campaign event and referred to him as 'Macaca' declined a leadership award from a minority scholarship fund Thursday after donors protested his selection.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund donors had threatened to withhold contributions if Sen. George Allen, a Republican seeking re-election this fall, received the fund's Community Leadership Award.

'The foundation told the senator that they've been catching a lot of static from members and some of their donors, and before it spins into a week of controversy, we just decided to decline it,' Allen spokesman John Reid said.
Hard to miss the writing on the wall when the wall hits you in the face.

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