Jim Webb goes Hunting in Watts
UPDATE AT BOTTOM
From the WAPO.
Webb's comments to the Times-Dispatch prompted Allen campaign officials to direct a reporter to Dan Cragg, a former acquaintance of Webb's, who said Webb used the word while describing his own behavior during his freshman year at the University of Southern California in the early 1960s. Webb later transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy.
Cragg, 67, who lives in Fairfax County, said on Wednesday that Webb described taking drives through the black neighborhood of Watts, where he and members of his ROTC unit used racial epithets and pointed fake guns at blacks to scare them.
"They would hop into their cars, and would go down to Watts with these buddies of his," Cragg said Webb told him. "They would take the rifles down there. They would call then [epithets], point the rifles at them, pull the triggers and then drive off laughing. One night, some guys caught them and beat . . . them. And that was the end of that."
Cragg said Webb told him the Watts story during a 1983 interview for a Vietnam veterans magazine. Cragg, who described himself as a Republican who would vote for Allen, did not include the story in his article. He provided a transcript of the interview, but the transcript does not contain the ROTC story. He said he still remembers the exchange vividly more than 20 years later.(Bold print by Kilo)
We all expect this reply.
Webb, who is in Texas for fundraising events, did not respond to repeated requests for comment. (Bold print by Kilo)
Unlike Larry Sabato, Cragg heard Webb use the N word first hand.
"The fact is he has. He used it in my presence," Cragg said.
Cragg, a former Army sergeant major, described himself as a longtime friend of Webb's who worked for him when he was assistant secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan.
This man does not call Webb a racist. He read what Webb said about not using racial slurs and that was a lie. Here we have Webb not only using racial slurs , but pointing guns at black people. Intimidating terror on innocent people. After reading Webb's macho manifest in Born Fighting, this fits his character. Mr Cragg is a vet and a writer for a Vietnam vet magazine. Unlike the Webb campaign attack on Sen Allen, he is clear in his motives. Don't be fooled by the attack on Allen. Reading this post will clear it up for you. It was an organized attack. Now we can only wait to see who comes out next.
Hey Paul...Your withdrawal watch posted yet? Race is one issue Jim Webb will wish was never brought up.
UPDATE-Notice that Webb or mouthpiece Denney Todd do not deny using the Byrd Word. Also check out the double standard the lefty bloggers are setting. After they all jumped on the use of the Byrd Word, they now have a different view when faced with the reality of Jim Webb.
With the polls showing the smear attack has failed, now we will watch the Webb campaign pay the price. I am sure Spark it Up's official Webb spokesman Bubby will be commenting soon.