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I’m going to start doing more of these “flashbacks” to 2006, to remind people of who George Allen is, that he’s NOT who he claims to be, and that there’s ZERO sign that he’s changed in any way over the past 6 years.

Speaking of not changing, see the “flip” for a memo from the DSCC, 6 years ago, today, in which which Jennifer Allen – George Allen’s sister – detailed the accounts of bullying, violence, and viciousness by George Allen against his siblings (and others) in her book, “Fifth Quarter: The Scrimmage of a Football Coach’s Daughter.” It’s truly disturbing, especially when you consider that Allen’s behavior as an adult often hasn’t been much better (more bullying, racial slurs, trash talking about shoving people’s “soft teeth” down their “whining throats,” etc.).

August 16, 2006

By: Phil Singer, DSCC

Virginia got a chance to see the real George Allen this week when he bullied a 20 year-old Webb volunteer on the campaign trail.  But the fact that George Allen is a bully is no great secret:  Anyone who reads his sister’s book and checks out the stories she tells would see that Allen has a long history of bullying.  Here are excerpts from Jennifer Allen’s book, Fifth Quarter: The Scrimmage of a Football Coach’s Daughter:

Explaining why she is scared of heights, Ms. Allen writes that “Ever since my brother George held me over the railing at Niagara Falls, I’ve had a fear of heights.” [ Fifth Quarter: The Scrimmage of a Football Coach’s Daughter, page 43]

Referring to George’s relationship with one of her boyfriends: “My brother George welcomed him by slamming a pool cue against his head.” [ Fifth Quarter: The Scrimmage of a Football Coach’s Daughter, page 178]

Referring to George’s early leadership skills, Jennifer wrote: “We all obeyed George. If we didn’t, we knew he would kill us. Once, when Bruce refused to go to bed, George hurled him through a sliding glass door. Another time, when Gregory refused to go to bed, George tackled him and broke his collarbone. Another time, when I refused to go to bed, George dragged me up the stairs by my hair.” [ Fifth Quarter: The Scrimmage of a Football Coach’s Daughter, page 22]

Referring to George’s early career aspirations, Jennifer wrote “George hoped someday to become a dentist. George said he saw dentistry as a perfect profession – getting paid to make people suffer.” [ Fifth Quarter: The Scrimmage of a Football Coach’s Daughter, page 22]

Referring to George’s habit of terrorizing a Green Bay Packer fan in their neighborhood, Jennifer wrote that the fan’s mailbox often “lay smashed in the street, a casualty of my brothers’ drive-by to school in the morning. George would swerve his Mach II Mustang while Gregory held a baseball bat out the window to clear the mailbox off its post…Lately, the Packers fan had resorted to stapling a Kleenex box to the mailbox post to receive his mail. George’s red Mustang screeched up beside us, the Packers fan’s Kleenex mailbox speared on the antenna.” [ Fifth Quarter: The Scrimmage of a Football Coach’s Daughter, page 16]

  • This week George Allen showed us yet another graphic reason why he is unacceptable as our United States Senator. Imagine singling out a young man of color and not only addressing him with a racial slur, but also suggesting he is somehow not an American. “Welcome to America,” George Allen says to a young man who was born in this country, lives in Fairfax county, graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and is a rising Fourth-year at the University of Virginia! I can’t help but remember that Allen is the same man who flew the Confederate flag and had a noose hanging in his law office. We can and must do better. And this fall we have the opportunity to make sure that happens.

  • kindler

    …is that Allen didn’t just lose his seat because of some “gaffes”.

    What really happened is that his whole persona was shown to be a phony facade. Most people thought he was a pleasnt, good ol’ country boy.  What he ended up showing was that he was a mean spirited, sadistic racist, who was not even a real country boy, but the rich son of a football coach who grew up in the upscale L.A. suburbs and turned out to be running away from his Jewish roots.

    In short, George Allen is one messed-up dude. Add that to the fact that he had no accomplishments in the Senate, where he just voted the party line, and he spent his time after the defeat as a paid mouthpiece for the Fossil Fuel Lobby.

    So what’s not to like?