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Macacawitz and Me

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Watch in horror as a member of George Allen's staff attacks a man who approached him and asked a question during a campaign stop in Virginia. According to the Associated Press, the victim's name is Mike Stark, a "liberal blogger and first-year University of Virginia law student."

He's a KOSak—meaning not that he's a Russian tribesman but that he's a contributing member of liberal oasis the DailyKos—he keeps a diary there. At about 11 a.m. PST today, Kos (Markos Moulitsas Zùniga himself) commented on the Macaca attack, saying, "Our very own Mike Stark was attacked by Allen campaign staffers."

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The offensive question: "Why did you spit on your first wife?" according to Wonkette, a Washington, D.C., gossip blog. It's a reference to a rumor about what exactly is alleged in Allen's sealed divorce records.

In a letter to the television station that recorded the attack, Stark identifies himself as a Marine, demands that Allen fire the staffer who tackled him, and adds:

I also want to know why Senator Allen would want his staffers to assault someone asking questions about matters of public record in the heat of a political campaign. Why are his divorce records sealed? Why was he arrested in the 1970s? And why did his campaign batter me when I asked him about these questions.
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In fairness, Michael Moore would have been harder to take down.



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