Tuesday, September 19, 2006

What the heck was this question about???

Many of you have probably seen the clip of George Allen, during a debate with his opponent Jim Webb responding to a question by one of the panelists, a woman named Peggy Fox. She asked Allen, "It has been reported your grandfather Felix, whom you were given your middle name for, was Jewish. Could you please tell us whether your forebears include Jews and, if so, at which point Jewish identity might have ended?"

Dean Barnett at Townhall seems to think the panelist was trying to "tar" Allen with being Jewish in a southern state. If there is any truth to that, I am more than sickened and disgusted with these stereotypes of the left that believe that southerners wouldn't vote for someone who is Jewish or black. It's so ridiculous! Throughout the south there are officeholders on every level of many different religious and ethnic backgrounds.

It seems to me that the woman was trying to make some sort of a point that Allen is ashamed of his heritage as well.

I don't know George Allen. I don't really know what kind of man he really is, but it is obvious to me that the panelist, Peggy Fox personifies all the things she probably claims to hate like stereotyping based on race or religion and using such to make a political point.