Allen to Speak at GOP Rally for Ethnic Groups

From today's Metro section:

Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) is scheduled to speak Sept. 9 at a rally for ethnic groups sponsored by the Fairfax County Republican Party, officials said yesterday.

Allen has been under fire for remarks to S.A. Sidarth, a Fairfax native of Indian descent and volunteer for Allen's foe, James Webb.

Sidarth recorded Allen on video calling him "macaca" and welcoming him "to America and the real world of Virginia." Macaca is the scientific name of a genus of monkeys, and it is a slur in some cultures.

Allen apologized to Sidarth. Fairfax GOP Chairman Eric Lundberg said Allen had been previously scheduled to speak at the rally.

-- Lisa Rein

By  |  August 30, 2006; 10:45 AM ET  | Category:  Politics
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