Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign announced Monday that former Senator George Allen will be one of the campaign’s three national co-chairs. If you recall, Allen’s 2006 reelection campaign was derailed when he called S.R. Sidharth, an Indian-American Jim Webb volunteer, an ethnic slur.
Allen now says that 2006 seems like a lifetime ago and that he is working on getting Republicans elected in Virginia.
“I’m trying to help out candidates in Virginia,” he said, mentioning GOP House member Dave Nutter in the New River Valley and “a fella named Omarh Rajah running for the school board in Chesterfield. We’ve got some really good folks running.”
My italics. As David Kurtz from TPM says: “A fella named Omarh Rajah. Does it make me a cynic if I think Allen didn’t slip that name in there by accident?”