More irrelevant than navel lint

Why is this news?

Henrietta “Etty” Allen said Wednesday that she concealed her upbringing as a Jew in North Africa from her children, including Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), until a conversation across the dining room table in late August. [...]
Allen’s heritage became an issue in the Virginia Senate campaign Monday, when television reporter Peggy Fox raised it at a televised debate in front of 600 business executives in Fairfax County. Allen repeated what he has said in the past: “My mother’s French-Italian with a little Spanish blood in her. And I was raised as she was, as far as I know, raised as a Christian.”

In fact, Allen had just recently learned about their Jewish roots when he made those comments. Allen declined to comment, but his mother said she had sworn him to secrecy.

Dude is a racist, holds a confederacy fetish despite not even being from the south, and supports every attempt by his party of wiping their asses with the Constitution.  So who cares about this?  What, are there a bunch of voters in Virginia that otherwise support that moron who’re now thinking “I can’t vote for no jeeeeeeeeeew”?  Is the state really that backwards?

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