Mike Shear on Allen’s cowboy schtick.
Jerry Kilgore’s soft, lispy speaking style was the elephant in the middle of his personality living room, to abuse a metaphor. Sen. Allen’s peculiar habit of playing cowboy is, to a lesser extent, his elephant. There are no cowboys in Virginia — bolos and ten-gallon hats are head-turningly, giggle-inducingly unusual. I couldn’t help but notice the over-the-top Western theme at his Saturday fundraiser in Goochland. Mike Shear explored the topic in yesterday’s Post.