The liberal bloggers are having a field day with today being the 1 year anniversary of "Macacagate". George Allen's use of a word that nobody, not even Allen, could really come up with a consensus as to what it means is what led to Allen's downfall in last year's elections.
Seriously, since nobody could come up with a real, definitive answer to what "Macaca" means, many people jumped on the "racial slur" bandwagon, even though there has been evidence to the contrary.
Nonetheless, it was a stupid move by Allen, and his mishandling of the ensuing media frenzy propped up a Jim Webb victory...because, if you had been following the polls up until that point, Allen had a solid 10-15 point lead in most polls and was holding pretty steady.
However, holding up Webb's victory as a sign of a Blue Virginia is a perfect example of propaganda for the Democrats...because really, Jim Webb did not win the election last year, George Allen simply lost it. Any revisions to the history of the 2006 U.S. Senate campaign in Virginia would be a serious abortion of justice to the facts.
Still...chalk the gross mis-handling of the "Macaca" incident to George Allen and his campaign.