Shittiest. Explanation. Ever.
So, okay, George Allen doesn't deal with ethnic types very well. Turns out he's not very good at effective damage control, either. Allen's peddling a new and, er, crappier explanation of what "macaca" really meant:
According to two Republicans who heard the word used, "macaca" was a mash-up of "Mohawk," referring to Sidarth's distinctive hair, and "caca," Spanish slang for excrement, or "shit."
Said one Republican close to the campaign: "In other words, he was a shit-head, an annoyance." Allen, according to Republicans, heard members of his traveling entourage and Virginia Republicans use the phrase and picked it up.
Well, that's underwhelming. Calling Sidarth a shithead is a lot less funny than calling him some made-up nonsense word that just happens to mean "stub-tailed Tunisian monkey." We're almost ready to rescind Allen's "latter-day Lenny Bruce" monicker and just call him a garden-variety douchebag. Come on, Senator... at least say you meant to call him "Sugartits."
A New Explanation For "Macaca"? [Hotline On Call]