I'm a little uncomfortable with the way some people are talking about George Allen. OK, he's a racist, also a weenie. But he's not Jewish. It doesn't matter whether Jewish law says he's Jewish if his mother is Jewish because he doesn't observe Jewish law. His mother is a practicing Christian and so is he. But he does have Jewish ancestry. The problem is that he thinks asking whether he has Jewish ancestry is "casting aspersions." The problem is that he wants to pander to people he thinks wouldn't vote for him if he were Jewish. The problem is that he thinks mentioning that he eats ham sandwiches is going to allay their concerns.