Then-senator George Allen said on Wolf Blitzer’s “The Situation Room” on September 21, 2006:
[M]y mother is a brave woman, and what I have learned from this — I have learned a lot. This is learning about my heritage. And I’m very proud of my mother. And I’m even more proud of my grandfather. And I have been a leader for fighting against anti-Semitism and intolerance, but now it’s personal. And I’m going to use my time here on Earth to continue to fight for freedom and justice, and to make sure intolerance does — never rears its ugly head in this country or anywhere else in the world, because it causes a great deal of fear, intimidation, and lessening the opportunities for people in life.
I wonder how George Allen’s battle against antisemitism is going. It seems to me that his luck — and methods — are a great deal like O.J. Simpson’s, in his effort to find “the real killer.”