Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Political Hackery and Douchebaggery from

the Indian-American Republican Council. Here's a statement from the IARC about George Allen's "macaca" remark directed to an American of Indian descent:

IARC Statement on Senator George Allen

Contact: Mr. Radha Krishnan - (202) 347-1223 IARC Executive Director

August 15, 2006

IARC Statement on Senator George Allen

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Indian American Republican Council issued the following statement from its Chairman Dr. R. Vijay:

"We don't believe Senator George Allen was making a reference to the ethnicity of Jim Webb's campaign volunteer. He has apologized for any misunderstanding this statement has caused. We do know that Senator Allen has worked closely with Indian Americans when he was Governor and as U.S. Senator, and he has always garnered strong support from the community. He has visited India and showed strong leadership in supporting the U.S.-India civilian nuclear agreement.

"It's disappointing to see Jim Webb using an Indian American volunteer in a demeaning fashion in order to garner attention to his campaign. We believe there are pressing issues facing Virginia and our nation, from the war on terrorism to the challenges in the Middle East. Jim Webb needs to engage in these issues instead of attempting to smear the reputation of a respected leader."

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