Senator George Allen's team of crack linguists fails him at a rally.
Allen's campaign later said that "macaca" isn't a racist remark per se but is just a word he and his gang of crack linguists made up to mean "shit-head." Well, that's much better. And when he wore that Confederate flag pin on his lapel as a youth, he wasn't being a racist; he was being a rebel. How quickly right-wingers embrace post-structuralist ambiguity about the relationship of signifier and signified when it's their ass in the fire.
UPDATE. Hey, everybody, I apologize for dropping one of the Seven Words in the above paragraph. I just couldn't think of another way of getting the point across. Thus endeth a streak of some 315-odd days without uttering a single Really Bad Word in this blog, though I've been tempted plenty of times, what with the way Congress acts and all.