Webb to Allen camp: ‘go find a Third World dictator’
On October 27, Senator George Allen got the political world talking with a press release excerpting particularly graphic passages of the novels authored by his Democratic opponent Jim Webb. What effect that will have on the election remains to be seen, but eight days away from Election Day, it's clear that Webb is not taking it lying down.
At a rally at the University of Virginia's Newcomb Ballroom, Webb concluded his speech by saying, "These mean spirited, simple minded, power hungry character assassins need to go find a Third World dictator to work for."
The remark came after Webb addressed the "flavorful manner" in which the Allen campaign had presented his writing by simply reading from reviews of the excerpted novels for nearly two minutes.
"I've led a literary career and I'm proud of it," said Webb. "I've written about what I've seen. If you're an honest writer, you're going to write about the world you see in all its beauty and all its ugliness."
Asked what exactly he meant by that last line of his speech, Webb would only say, "Use your imagination."