The Virginia Republicans have a big rally coming up this Saturday that's designed to reach out to minority voters in Fairfax County.
Guess who is one of the featured speakers?
George Allen. Yes, that George Allen.
We checked in with the state GOP to ask if Allen is really an effective front-man for the party's efforts to win over minorities, given the "macaca" scandal.
The answer? Yes! "George Allen has an excellent record on issues of diversity, reaching out to people," Gerry Scimeca, communications director for the state party, told us. "His whole career, his whole life have been a testament to a guy who's treated people equally across racial lines, across every kind of line."
Wow. Wow. The spokesman went on to say that the macaca comment was no big deal because "Anyone had to go on Wikipedia to be offended by it. And you know how people can mess with Wikipedia."
Well, I tip my hat to the GOP, but I can only give them a C+ for effort. Best of luck, though.