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November 27, 2005

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I had know idea George Allen had an ugly racial past, heck I didn't even know he is a prime candidate for office in 08'!

McCain was obviously praising Lott's six year run as majority leader and his party leadership during that time. It's easy, convenient, and lazy to take one (admittedly despicable) comment and use it to condemn anyone supporting anything Lott's ever done. But it does have the effect of cutting off honest debate.

McCain must see Frist as his strongest opponent at this point and therefore is trying to undermine Frist's ability to say he was a great leader of the Senate by supporting Frist's main rival and caucus enemy. I wouldn't read any racial overtones into McCain's support for Lott on this one. This is McCain posturing for what will be a heated Republican primary.

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