Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) crashes and burns after calling a South Asian "macaca" on-camera and is immediately invited by powerful North Carolina Republican interests to make a speech in Lenoir (with none other than Virginia Foxx fawning from the wings, in between trips to the buffet table).
Then current Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell asks the white citizens of his state officially to celebrate Confederate History Month and thoughtfully omits any mention of the fact of slavery, lest anyone be unfortunately confronted by actual history. McDonnell is now the featured headline speaker at a NC GOP fundraiser tomorrow night in Raleigh.
Racial politics in the Old North State. And proof of what Michael Steele was saying earlier this week.