Former Republican Sen. George Allen to Write Book
July 8, 2009<br />
Regnery Publishing in Washington says the former Virginia governor's new book will be titled "The Triumph of Character: What Washington Can Learn from the World of Sports." It's due out next June.
Regnery says the book will show what politics can learn from the world of sports, a meritocracy based on athletic achievement and teamwork, and how that can help America surmount its challenges.
Allen was a college quarterback at Virginia and is the namesake son of the late Pro Football Hall of Fame coach of the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins.
In 1993, cowboy-booted, tobacco chewing Allen's election as governor over a heavily favored Democrat launched eight years of the greatest GOP gains in Virginia history.
The senator was a serious prospect for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination before losing re-election in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb. Allen's campaign imploded after he famously called a Webb campaign volunteer of Indian-American descent "macaca," a slur in some cultures, as the aide videotaped an Allen campaign rally.
Allen now heads the American Energy Freedom Center, a nonprofit advocacy group opposed to Democratic energy proposals such as cap-and-trade.
Regnery has published political books by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, actor Chuck Norris and political commentator Ann Coulter, among others.
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