When "macaca" just isn't enough

Team Allen body-slams a man who challenges the senator at a campaign event.

Published October 31, 2006 8:20PM (EST)

As George Allen left a rally at a hotel in Charlottesville, Va., today, a man identified as University of Virginia law school student and blogger-provocateur Mike Stark tried to ask the senator some questions about his first wife --- including, apparently, why he had "spit" on her.

Allen staffers deemed the inquiries "inappropriate." One report says the man became "aggressive" when Allen didn't answer. Another says only that the man was "yelling." What happened next is pretty clear: Three guys wearing Allen for Senate stickers grabbed the man and slammed him to the ground.

NBC 29 has the video.

By Tim Grieve

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

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