More On Allen and the N Word
Alright, this is now starting to look like a carefully orchestrated campaign. Get this detail from today's Ryan Lizza piece
:Taylor told his account of Allen's use of the N-word in a private email to a UVA colleague last month. The email was recently obtained by The New Republic. Taylor confirmed the authenticity of the email and reluctantly agreed to speak on the record about the incident.
Note that this is not concerning an email from George Allen to anybody; it's an email that Allen's accuser wrote, that is now being presented as "evidence" that the accuser's claims are true. This sounds a little like the "evidence" that another Allen accuser had--notes that he claimed to have started taking several months ago about his memories of Allen using the "N" word.
Get it? None of this is evidence of anything other than that this whole brouhaha has been in the works for awhile. And get the oddball story that the accuser tells:I met him twice actaully [sic]. I did two modelling [sic] jobs with his then wife and she told me about some puppies they were trying to give away. I told her I'd like to take one. So one evening I went out to their place in the country near [Charlottesville] somewhere. There was a pond quite close by. I asked if they had any waterfowl landing there. George told me about the ducks and geese that sometimes landed there and about the ducks who tried to raise their young but who would have them all devoured by the big turtles in the pond. Well, why doesn't someone kill the turtles and eat them? I asked. George said 'only the niggers around here eat em.'
That is a very curious conversation, and its curiouser still that this guy would remember it some 25 years later. Not surprisingly, the guy's a Democrat:Asked recently about his political leanings, Taylor, who initially requested that his story about Allen not be publicized because he feared legal action from the senator, responded, "I'm a Democrat. And I certainly want to see his [Allen's] opponent elected." Asked if he intended his email to become public, Taylor laughed. "No, it was Fred Damon who decided to tell all these other people."