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.

Published September 28, 2006 2:19PM (EDT)

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."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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