George Allen sings 'Hurrah! For Southern rights, hurrah!'
Virginia's Republican Senator George Allen has created a firestorm after his racial epithet in a recent speech. For those of you who haven't heard, he called an Indian-American man "Macaca." Macaca is a derogatory term for dark-skinned people in the part of the world that Allen's mother is from.
Allen denies that the comments were racially motivated, but he has a long history of supporting the Confederacy. While he was running for Governor in Virginia he had a Confederate flag hanging in his living room.
Albany's Times Union reported:
"Ã¢â‚¬Â¦he had always been attracted to the notion of the Old Confederacy, driving around in high school in California with a Confederate-flag plate on the front of his car. He posed for his high school yearbook wearing a Confederate pin on his collarÃ¢â‚¬Â¦"And now, TNR's The Plank has found a video of Allen making a cameo in "the 2003 Civil War movie Gods and Generals in which he sings, 'Hurrah! Hurrah! For Southern rights, hurrah!' (Allen's closeups are at 00:12 and 1:18.)"
In the opening screen shot to the video above, he is the one in the large grey hat and mustache on the rightÃ¢â‚¬Â¦