The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be holding a news conference today to respond to Sen. George Allen's efforts to distance himself from symbols of the Confederacy he once embraced. "Sen. Allen in the past has been a friend," said Brag Bowling, a national officer for the group. "But he has apparently turned 180 degrees as far as honoring Virginia's history and heritage."
George Allen: Damned if you do, damned if you don't
Virginia's Sons of Confederate Veterans say their senator has turned his back on them.
September 28, 2006 6:19PM (UTC)
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.MORE FROM Tim Grieve