George Allen Versus Ronald Reagan

George Allen’s desperate attempt to smear Jim Webb is likely to backfire with Virginia voters. Digging deep for dirt, George Allen has entered the realm of fiction. In Jim Webb’s novels, Macaca Allen thought he had hit pay dirt.

Last week the Allen campaign was finally able to get someone to publish the dirt they were peddling. The Drudge Report published passages from Webb’s novels in a last-ditch effort to sway Virginia voters. One of the books the Allen campaign believes is vulgar is Jim Webb’s novel "A Sense of Honor".

However, the novel George Allen finds vulgar, President Ronald Reagan found to be so significant that he quoted it at length at the United States Naval Academy Commencement Exercises in 1985:

One man who sat where you do now and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1968 is another member of our administration — Assistant Secretary of Defense James Webb, the most decorated member of his class. James’ gallantry as a marine officer in Vietnam won him the Navy Cross and other decorations, including two Purple Hearts. James wrote several books about American service men and women. In his book, “A Sense of Honor,” he describes the life that you have chosen. He wrote:

“Servicemen are always in motion, in the air at more than the speed of sound, underwater at depths whales could only dream of, on the surface of the water cruising at 30 miles an hour through crashing seas with another ship almost touching theirs . . . replenishing their oil supplies. Or they are on the ground, in the dirt, testing and training weapons that may someday kill others but today may deal them that same irony. The smallest margin of error separates a live man from a dead man. And in war, of course, they are the first and usually the only ones to pay. The President and the Congress may suffer bad news stories. The military man suffers the deaths of his friends, early and often.”

So, is George Allen saying that President Ronald Reagan read smut? Surely, Senator George "Macaca" Allen would like to retract his accusations so that he doesn’t risk offending his base voters who admire the Great Communicator.

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7 Responses to George Allen Versus Ronald Reagan

  1. Robbie says:

    I’m still waiting to hear back from Random Dell Books whether or not Matt Drudge had written permission to reprint page 333 of Lost Soliders on his rag. :d

  2. Aaron Adams says:

    The most important task in the immediate future is obviously to get Jim Webb elected to the US Senate.

    After than, my hope is that in 2012, Jim Webb will run for and win the Democratic Party nomination of the Presidency of the United States.

    Go Jim!

  3. heathlander says:

    Yeh, the Republicans have really been sinking to new lows lately. Apart from the smears, the American people have been forced to endure that ridiculous scaremongering ad of the ‘ticking clock’ and, more recently, Bush trying to steer the debate towards gay marriage in a desperate and cynical attempt to win support from his fundamentalist base at the expense of a minority group.

    Then again, I haven’t been impressed with the Democrats either, with Howard Dean assuring everyone that the Dems would not handle Iraq much differently and rushing to deny Jimmy Carter’s claim that he spoke for most Democrats in his criticisms of Israel (contained in his new book).
    I don’ know anything about this Jim Webb, though. Either way, although if American I would probably vote Democrat, I would only do so as a very slightly lesser of two evils.

  4. Cyberotter says:

    UPDATE: Well it appears I have gone and done it again. The comments moderator “Moe” has officialy banned me from for my article on Diana Irey. Which is probably for the best, since I felt like I needed a shower after joining that site in the first place.

  5. Robbie says:

    Update: Random Dell Books has forwarded my email appropriately. Will they look into it? I’ll keep you posted.

  6. Mash says:

    Robbie, let’s get em on copyright infringement 🙂

    cyberotter, you are a brave man to venture deep into wingnut central like that. A shower might not be enough! :-&

    heathlander, I think Iraq is the main topic this election, regardless of what Bush tries to divert attention to…but, they will try desperately to scare their base into coming out. Its their only hope.

  7. Group Captain Mandrake says:

    Indeed…with the lack of ballot initiatives taking “queers” off the menu, all the GOP has left are “smears” and “fear.” And Allen’s desperate reach for a smear in a WORK OF FICTION says so much about him…one can only hope that they’re listening in VA.

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