GOP Senate Candidate Plays Defense for DC’s NFL Team

GOP Senate Candidate Plays Defense for DC's NFL Team
In what has got to be history’s most desperate “Hail Mary” play, Virginia Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie has pledged he won’t back any legislation to change the racist name of Washington’s professional football team. His opponent, incumbent Senator John Warner, never voted for or supported any such bill. The term “political football” is no longer just a metaphor.

Here’s the kicker: Gillespie was an Eagles fan as late as December 2012.

More:

“GOP gets desperate in Virginia: Ed Gillespie’s sad appeal to Redskins fans,” Jim Newell, Salon

“Ed Gillespie Hails the Redskins,” Russell Berman, The Atlantic

Related:

“In Minnesota, thousands of Native Americans protest Redskins name,” John Woodrow Cox, Washington Post

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