When the Democrats think they have embarrassed Sen. George Allen, it's front-page news. But what about when Allen's camp think they have mightily embarrassed Democrat opponent Jim Webb? One example came in a debate in late July, where Allen showed that Webb didn't know as much as he should about the state he's running in:
At a debate Saturday in Hot Springs, Allen surprised challenger James Webb by asking what he thought of [Craney Island], never mentioning the planned [cargo] terminal. Webb, who is making his first run at office, was forced to admit he didn't know what or where it was, causing Allen to get a chuckle out of the audience when he said, "It's in Virginia."
...Kristian Denny Todd, a Webb spokeswoman, said Allen was playing a game of "gotcha."
Oh, and there was no "gotcha" in sending a student camera man after Allen day after day? The Post put this article on page B-2, not even on the front page of the Metro section. It's not that this debate tactic or article is Earth-shattering -- but it's similar in size and scope to the "macaca" gaffe.