Shows & Panels
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
Allen again voices regret for 'macaca' remark
Friday - 6/3/2011, 10:30pm EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. George Allen is again saying that he regrets using the term "macaca" to refer to a Democratic campaign volunteer of Indian ancestry in 2006.
Allen told the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday that he "never should have singled out that young man working for my opponent, calling him a name." Allen said the volunteer videotaping his appearance at a rally was just "doing his job" and added, "I was wrong to do that to him."
The Republican is seeking to recapture the Senate seat he lost in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb, who is retiring.
The term "macaca" is considered an ethnic disparagement in some cultures. Allen was widely criticized for the remark after the video was posted on YouTube and it went viral.
(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)