Update 9/01/06: As reported in a later entry, S R Sidarth was contacted via telephone and denied ever having posted at autoadmit as S R Sidarth. The postings at autoadmit have since been altered to include a different poster ID. While the ID's of posters at autoadmit ultimately remain anonymous to outsiders, it is not believed to be the S R Sidarth, recently in the news due to a remark by Senator Allen, who made the posts in question.
After several days of prominent hammering, The Washington Post re-visits the Macaca story yet again today; however it now appears Allen critic S. R. Sidarth isn't quite what he seems.
Fairfax Native Says Allen's Words Stung
The remark stung the young man of Indian descent. What hurt more, Sidarth said, was when Allen gave him a sarcastic welcome to his own country, his birthplace even. It was too ironic, he thought. "I was born and raised in Fairfax County, and he's from California," said S.R. Sidarth, wearing khaki shorts, a yellow short-sleeve shirt and flip-flops a week after the incident during an interview at the campaign headquarters of Allen's opponent, Democrat James Webb.
Such a poor victim, this S. R. Sidarth, who apparently has no problem painting VA Senator Allen as cruel. So, I wonder where was this new found sensitivity of Sidarth's when he began this discussion thread on a UVA posting board by making fun of an Hispanic William and Mary student's death?
Senior Alex Reyno died Tuesday after jumping into the Crim Dell as he was leading a tour for the Office of Admissions. It was Reyno's last tour, and he apparently jumped into the water to celebrate the event.
"He'd told people that he was going to jump in the water, and he did," Vice President for Student Affairs Sam Sadler said. "It was his last tour, and he was going to do something different that would be memorable ... Regrettably, it took his life."
Here's one of the first responses to Sidarth's post - pardon the language:
Date: March 28th, 2006 1:17 AM
wow you kids are sick fxxks. that was a freak accident - i know people who've back-flipped into the crim dell while blacked out and come out fine...he just had shxxty joss that day.
in all honesty, I can't believe you guys use a dead student to further points. jeezus fxxking a
The thread and a subsequent comment from Sidarth touting UVA makes it clear our gentle Sidarth had no trouble mocking an Hispanic individual's death to prop up his college and himself. Now, while working for the Webb campaign, he's suddenly become overly sensitive to an Allen remark? Gee, imagine that. Here's the thread.
Date: March 28th, 2006 6:28 AM
Author: S.R. Sidarth
Al Groh left the NFL to coach UVA
(x's inserted post publication by D Riehl)