Allen thrives, Webb dies in hypothetical Jamestown
In its exclusive interviews with Senator George Allen and his Democratic opponent Jim Webb, Style Weekly covered all the important issues: North Korea, education policy, the economy, and of course, their hypothetical survival in the Jamestown colony.
As it has been on most every issue this campaign, Allen and Webb had very different answers when posed the question: " If you had been among the first settlers [at Jamestown] in 1607, how do you think you would have contributed to history?"
In keeping with his public persona as a rough-and-tumble guy who's not afraid to get his hands dirty to get things done, Allen believed he would have brought quite a lot to the Jamestown table. "I would have been out hunting. Either trying to grow some crops or out hunting... maybe out on the river trying to catch some fish, as well," he says. He also thinks he would have been among the Virginia Company's more diplomatic settlers: "I would have wanted to have good relations with the inhabitants that were already here, the Virginia Indians, and then tried to work with them in a positive way and learn from them the best we could."
Webb was decidedly less bullish about his prospects. In a one sentence answer, he said, "I would have died in 1609 [laughs] when the cold frost came in, when two-thirds of them died, I think."
The revealing, sometimes unconventional, interview is available on Style Weekly's website.