Sen. George Allen apologized today

for referring to a man of Indian descent as “macaque.” “In no way was it meant to demean him, and I’m sorry if he was offended,” Allen said in a telephone interview. “Let’s give a welcome to macaque here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia,” Allen said in remarks last Friday, referring to S.R. Sidarth, who was born and raised in Virginia.

UPDATE: Crooks and Liars has the video of CNN’s interview with Sidarth.