Has a decent article on Allen and his recent fundraising. Guess what....His accent is mentioned. Can you believe that...
Other than that useful info the read is good. Allen has honed his campaign skills.
- “He does have that Virginia drawl, there’s no question about it,” said Jim Kinney, the former dean of students at Allen’s high school, where Allen was the school quarterback. Asked by telephone whether Allen talked with an accent back then, Kinney, who still works near the old high school, replied, “No he really didn’t. He sounded like a kid in California, I thought.”
Yes he was asked about 2008
- Allen also has added a sharper edge to his campaign rhetoric — rounding out his staple of football analogies. He talks of “burdensome taxes” and “meddling regulations” and then quotes Jefferson’s praise of a “frugal government.”
Taking a page from Ronald Reagan’s cowboy-movie rhetoric, Allen said he doesn’t want “federales” taxing the Internet, which got a laugh from the assembled crowd of about 30.
I would too Carter! Read the whole post here and lets hope it is Allen in 2008!
- “Are you going to run for president?” wondered Patricia Taylor, who volunteers full time with the Christian Aide Mission. “If you were going to run for president, I would vote for you.”
Allen at first blamed a reporter for planting the question — then referred to the most famous line of his namesake father, who coached the Washington Redskins.
“The future is now,” Allen said. “I’m paying attention to the present, and that’s 2006. But you never know what’ll happen in the future.”
Although Allen has clearly advertised the event as a fundraiser for his Senate race, the presidential question tantalizes guests here.
“He doesn’t want us to talk about ’08,” said Carter Myers, a local auto dealer who sold Allen a car he campaigned in. “He wants us to talk about ’06. But I’d love to see George Allen [versus] Hillary Clinton.”