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:


"…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 collar…"
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 right…
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