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George Allen pitches the GOP to minorities: In sports, ‘you don’t care about race.’

By Amanda Terkel  

"George Allen pitches the GOP to minorities: In sports, ‘you don’t care about race.’"


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ap061109020760.jpg Today, former Republican senator George Allen spoke at the Capitol Hill Club on “The Future of Hispanics in the GOP,” hosted by the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. Allen — who was disgraced after calling a young man of Indian descent a racial slur in 2006 — was trying to make the case on why Republicans need to be more tolerant on immigration. Dave Weigel captured some of Allen’s remarks:

I grew up in a football family. In sports, what you have is a level playing field…you don’t care about race, all you care about is who can help you win. Team America has to have that same competitive spirit!

People at the event also joked that Allen was an “honorary” Hispanic.

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