Virginia is currently cursed with George Allen as one of its senators. While I often disagree with Sen. John Warner (the Commonwealth’s other senator), he’s a respectable fellow who has given much in service to his state and country. George Allen, on the other hand? A sad little man who has had everything handed to him (hmmm, heard that before?), and has managed to trade on his name and charm to get him into the Senate. Digby summarizes an interesting TNR article on George Allen, illustrating what a horrid little racist he was as a teen (and I don’t think, for a second, that it has faded all that much). This matters to you because Allen’s going to be a top contender for the 2008 nomination – dumber than a box of rocks with a hateful little edge to him – just how the GOP likes their nominees, of late.