George Felix Allen left a severed deer's head in a black family's mailbox?
Please, somebody tell me this one's not true. Because otherwise, I'll have failed to be cynical enough about Republicans, yet again. All all these guys sadists, or what?
Accusations by Dr. Ken Shelton, a radiologist who was a tight end and wide receiver for the University of Virginia in the early 1970s when Allen was quarterback. He said Allen not only used the n-word frequently but also once stuffed a severed deer head into a black family's mailbox.
Republicans sure have weird, erm, relations with animals, don't they? We've got Santorum and the dogs, we've got Bush blowing up frogs, but "stuffing" a deer's head into a mailbox? George Felix makes Stupid Ricky and George W look like pussies, doens't he? The circumstantial gory details:
Shelton said the incident with the deer head occurred during their college days when he, Allen and another teammate who has since died were hunting on a farm the third man's family owned near Bumpass, Va., 40 miles east of the university.
Shelton said Allen asked the other teammate where black families lived in the area, then stuffed a deer's head into the mailbox of one of the homes.
"George insisted on taking the severed head, and I was a little shocked by that," he told the AP. "This was just after the movie `The Godfather' came out with the severed horse's head in the bed."
Shelton said he came forward because of Allen's presidential prospects and the "macaca" incident.
"When I saw the look in his eye in that camera and using the word `macaca,' it just brought back the bullying way I knew from George back then," he said.
Shelton described himself as an independent who has supported Democratic and Republican candidates. H
Somehow, I think all these wierd animal incidents say a lot about today's Republican party: If you've sensed a certain lack of empathy in the leadership--blowing up frogs by shoving firecrackers up their ass then lighting the fuse, (Bush as a child), stealing cats from shelters, treating them as pets, and then dissecting them (Frist), using Terry Schiavo's dead body as a political football (the whole party), forced pregnancy (the whole party), state-sanctioned torture (Bush, then the whole party)--maybe basic sadism is at the root of it all.
UPDATE The Times coverage says Allen "affixed" the head to the mailbox, instead of "stuffing" the head into the mailbox. Maybe some journalist could get Felix to clarify?
UPDATE I find it fascinating that coverage of this story is focussing on a word--granted, the word is "nigger"--instead of a violent and disgusting action. There's our media in action again...