In a debate with Jim Webb, his democratic opponent, Allen was asked about his grandfather, whom Allen repeatedly points out was in a Nazi concentration camp.
"It has been reported," said Fox, that "your grandfather Felix, whom you were given your middle name for, was Jewish. Could you please tell us whether your forebears include Jews and, if so, at which point Jewish identity might have ended?"
This is a legitimate question. If you are going to say that your grandfather was in a concentration camp, it is logical to assume that he was Jewish. It is not a definite, but that why the question is asked.
But that is when things start getting weird. All of the Allen supporters started booing and hissing at the moderator, showing that such a contention that their guy might have any "Christ killer" in him is completely unthinkable.
Allen then recoils like someone had just called his mother a two bit whore. He exploded saying that freedom of religion is the first amendment and that he should never have to answer such hideous questions.
Lil' Georgie exclaimed after stating he would not answer that question:
"My mother is French-Italian with a little Spanish blood in her."
YOu could hear see he just wanted to shout out, "I'm not a Jew!.. I'm not, I'm not, I'm not!!!!" I was just waiting for him to throw himself on the floor and start kicking a screaming. He then went on to claim that she was making aspersions against him for bring up the quesiton. If it is no big deal, why is it and aspersion?
For Pete's sake, George! Having Jewish ancestry is nothing to be ashamed about. There have been thousands of contributions from Jews that make our lives better. Einstein was a Jew. Not too shabby... Mel Brooks is a Jew. Think where this world would be right now without "Blazing Saddles." Think about it George!
And if you weren't going to answer the question, why did you have to then go rattle off what your mother was? Isn't that answering the question?
No George, having a Jewish grandfather is nothing to be ashamed of.
Assuming that someone is a foreigner and calling them Macaca just because they don't look like the other whities at the country club is something to be ashamed of.
Voting against Martin Luther King day, but voting for Confederate history month is something to be ashamed of.
Associating with know racists and actively seeking their help is something to be ashamed of.
Keeping a noose and a confederate flag in your office when you were the governor is something to be ashamed of.
Writing ethnic slurs on your high school walls is something to be ashamed of.
I think Wonkette said it best:
And George Allen — whose mother was, yes, of the prosperous and well-known Jewish Lumbroso family — clearly so shocked — shocked! — at the question that he can’t bring himself to just f*cking say “yes, my mom was a Jew, that’s why I bring up the fact that my grandfather was in a f*cking concentration camp.”
H/T and video link - Wonkette