A first-year law student at the University of Virginia tried to ask George Allen some questions the senator didn’t like. So three big guys with Allen stickers on — staffers? — beat the guy, wrestled him to the ground, and nearly put his head through a glass door.
This news account on YouTube calls it a “fight” but if you look at the video the victim did nothing but ask questions — all the violence is on the Allen team side. Click below to see for yourself:
The shirts are not brown, but the spirit is there. I wonder if there’s any connection between the Allen staff’s frayed tempers and the latest poll, showing Webb at 50% and Allen at only 46% — within the margin of error, but Webb’s first lead nonetheless. [Update: Actually there are four polls now showing Webb ahead, but all within the margin of error.]
[Update (2): More details at The Carpetbagger]
[Update (3): Sen. Allen's reaction to the incident? "These things happen."
I guess that is true, especially when the candidate is one who says stuff like, "Let's enjoy knocking their soft teeth down their whining throats."
The victim, incidentally, is named Mike Stark. In addition to be a 1L at UVa (whose graduates include... Senator Allen), he's a former Marine, and has a blog.]