Colbert: George Macaca Allen 'shall' be defeated

Last week George "Macaca" Allen literally stole Senator Durbin's appropriations amendment by introducing it on the Senate floor just before Durbin had a chance to introduce it. Allen argued that his bill was different because he changed the word "will" to "shall." As absurd and unbelievable as this sounds, it actually happened - more info here.

In this video clip Stephen Colbert took Allen's word, "shall," and made it "the subject of tonight's Word."


"'Shall' is red. It's strong and authoritarian like the Republican's…. 'Shall' embodies traditional Republican values like stick-to-itiveness and telling other people how to live. 'Shall' is godly…"
Video to the right ------>

FYI: Polls show that Allen's opponent Jim Webb has gotten a "post-Macaca bounce," closing a 16 point gap to a statistical tie. Here, from James L., comes the shocker: "Webb’s support among black voters increased from 39 percent to 73 percent."

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