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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
He meant mohawk?
George Allen says that "Macaca" was a play on "Mohawk", a nickname given to the Webb cameraman by the Allen campaign. The cameraman actually has a mullet, not a mohawk, but let's not worry about that and give them the benefit of the doubt.

I'm even willing to speculate (though Allen didn't say this) that he was searching in his brain for the nickname "Mohawk", couldn't find it, and instead came up with "Macaca".

The question is, why did he even know this word? Did any of you? I'd be willing to bet that it's because he's used it before as the racial epithet we all now know it to be. Your racist past has caught up with you, George.
posted by CB @ 3:48 PM  
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