Looking to paint over his gaffe-fueled meltdown in the 2006 senatorial race he lost to Sen. Jim Webb, Allen apparently tried to align himself with the Tea Party movement. And, he signed some hats.
Allen made reference to the gaffe yesterday, when he speculated that the reason Shad Planking organizers had asked him to speak this year was because "they wanted to make sure they were on YouTube."China!
There were no slipups this time, save perhaps the baseball caps being circulated by former aide Tucker Watkins that Allen signed. Emblazoned with an American flag, Allen's name and the words "Take our country back," the hats were made in China.
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Obviously, I couldn't resist recycling my old 'toon of Allen from the 2006 campaign.