The political news of the week (apart from that video of Bill Clinton acting like … well, Bill Clinton) is George Allen’s slow combustion. He’s fighting for his political life because of allegations that he’s a racist. Lots of people keep weighing in on both sides. Kinda messy.

I think he’s going to go down. When it comes to politics, the internet has a way of creating its own martyrs. Blogs? They killed Trent Lott. MP3s? Well, there was that Howard Dean scream (which I still listen to occasionally). YouTube hasn’t caused anyone’s downfall yet, and I think that internet denizens will keep hounding Allen until they can chalk up one political death to streaming video. And they won’t stop.

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