The Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti has written a new George Allen profile that includes this disturbing anecdote about his first run for Congress:
The Democrats nominated Kay Slaughter, a cousin of the retiring congressman. The most contentious issue in the special election was the Persian Gulf war, which Allen supported and Slaughter opposed. Allen ran an ad that featured a photograph of Slaughter next to a photograph from a Washington, D.C., antiwar protest in which activists had held up a banner declaring "Victory to Iraq." Slaughter said the ad was sleazy. She lost, 62 percent to 34 percent.
A long history of exploiting the issue of race and suggestions that war opponents want the other side to win -- the two major GOP smear tactics of the last twenty years. Who thinks this man should be president again?