Telling half of the story...
That's the way republican bloggers for George Allen play the internet game. On a blog I will not link here because I see no reason to provide them with any hits or any recognition, the Allenites are lambasting Jim Webb for joining the NAACP AFTER George Allen joined. They claim that Webb is copying George Allen, which is pretty silly, since George Allen spoke first and had the first opportuinity to answer that yes, he would join. But the best part? They leave out this little ditty...
HAMPTON -Being a politician can exact a heavy personal cost. Just ask U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Jim Webb.WOW. George Allen doesn't want to pay to be a member of the NAACP. Anyone shocked that the man thinks he deserves a handout? Unbelievable.
Each stroked a $750 check from his personal account to become a lifetime member of the NAACP after speaking Friday night at an annual statewide conference of the civil rights group.
Allen spoke first. During an hour long give-and-take before about 200 NAACP members, Linda Thomas, president of the organization, asked Allen if he had ever officially joined the group. "If you're offering me a membership, I accept," Allen replied.
After the appearance, Allen went in a back room with Thomas, filled out the lifetime membership form and was asked for the $750 fee.
"Oh gosh - you didn't tell me that," Allen said.
After inquiring about the less-expensive plans, Allen wrote the full check and asked for a receipt.
Democratic challenger Webb took the stage a few minutes later, immediately heading off any question about whether he would join.
"I'm going to bite the bear before the bear bites me and buy a lifetime membership," he said in opening his speech.