The Evil Twin
Josh Marshall has this up.
It's a shame he doesn't know this is trick number 2 of the negro conservative playbook, but I do.
My withering contempt to follow
Oh, now this is just too weird.
As you know, we've been following the bizarre case of Claude Allen, former top advisor to President Bush who was arrested a few days ago and booked and charges stemming from a lengthy shoplifting spree.
Now, here late this evening I got an email from TPM Reader WH who directed my attention to today's All Things Considered on NPR in which Michele Norris interviews Michael Fletcher, a reporter with the Post who's been covering the story.
Now, right at about 1:40 into the interview comes this exchange ...
Norris: We should note something, Michael. Apparently Claude Allen has a twin brother?
Fletcher: Yes, he does. He has an identical twin brother who even close friends can’t tell them apart when they see them. And people have seen him and close friends say that Mr. Allen has indicated to them that maybe his brother holds the key to this entire puzzling affair.
Now, I take it I'm not reading too much into this to think that the idea here is that this is a case of mistaken identity in which the virtuous Claude Allen has been nailed for the crimes of his evil twin Floyd.
I have to tell you this new story seems so insane and ridiculous that I have suspect it's actually true. And, no, I'm not entirely kidding. Who could come up with such a story?
Now, through the miracle of the TPM research service, we've acquired these two scans of the two brothers from their High School yearbook, senior and junior year ...
Now, just to show we're a good sport about all this and willing to play this out to its inane conclusion, here's a passage from tomorrow's piece in the Times ...
People who talked to Mr. Allen Monday said he remained surprisingly upbeat in the face of the charges. He said only one side of the story had been heard, said one former colleague who asked not to be identified because the conversation was private.
Like others who know him, his stepmother cannot understand the turn of events. "I simply have no idea where things could have gone wrong in his life," Mrs. Allen said.
Floyd was the twin who "kept running into bad times," while Claude Allen intervened repeatedly to help him, she said.
In 2001, Floyd Allen declared bankruptcy in Virginia; a year earlier he was ordered to pay $6,450 in a civil suit brought against him by a travel company, according to state and federal records.
So who'll put $50 down on the evil twin theory?
Is there ANY evidence that Floyd Allen has EVER stolen anything?
Losing a civil lawsuit is not an indication of crime.
So I assume that Floyd Allen also works at the White House and drives the exact same car as his brother, with the exact same license place and shops in the exact same stores.
Uh, when the Montgomery County sheriffs checked him out, they ran his plates, found his home address and his employer and came up with Claude Allen, not Floyd.
But the negro conservative loves to toss their relatives under the bus for any reason.
He would allow people to think his brother was a crook so white folk wouldn't think bad about him? Well, that's why black people hate Clarence Thomas. Not his politics, but the way he dumped on his sister. He was so eager to toss his sister under the bus as a loser to make himself look good.
You know, so many famous black people carry their relatives along, hire them when they shouldn't, fund their businesses when they should pass. In short, cost themselves money and cause themselves aggravation because they won't turn their back on family.
For Allen to allow this shifting of blame onto his brother by his white friends is fucking revolting. Unless he was stupidly covering for his brother, this is a disgusting act of cowardice.
It goes to the heart of why black people distrust conversatives, the willingness to abandon family to remain in the favor of white people. I don't need to go into how deep a psychic wound that is in black America.
posted by Steve @ 10:07:00 AM