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From Crankyboy, I find out that technically, George Felix Allen is Jewish. I say technically, because his mother is a Sephardic Jew from North Africa. When he was asked about it in a debate with Jim Webb on WUSA, Felix got really pissy about it. Now, I don't think asking about one's parents religious or ethnic heritage is really relevant to who I vote for, but Felix's reaction was relevant. Can you say self-loathing? (More on that later)
Now, he admits that his mother is Jewish. It also turns out that his grandfather was a member of the Jewish resistance in North Africa during World War II. I wonder how his grandfather would feel about George Allen's infatuation with the Confederate Flag? Or about Felix's refusal to endorse Martin Luther King's birthday as a state holiday. Instead of getting the third Monday in January off, Virginia's civil servants get Jackson-Lee Day instead. (That was the self-loathing part I was talking about.)
Considering his mother's heritage, you have to wonder about George Allen's psychological history.
Hat tip to d.k. who is back blogging after a long absence. Please go visit him.
Here's the video of the debate:
Hat tip to Pandagon for the video.