Sunday, March 12, 2006

"Hello, my name is Claude,

and I'm a Republican."

AP/J. Scott Applewhite

"You want the DVD/VHS combo?"

Allen got his start in politics in North Carolina, and he spent years working for Jesse Helms, the former North Carolina Republican senator alternately revered and reviled as a conservative stalwart. Allen became a protege of Helms, a fervent opponent of affirmative action who stood against a federal holiday for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

full story here.

(thanks to reader Milburn Drysdale)