The Ana Log: Sep. 4, 2006

Reporting from her Washington base camp, ANA MARIE COX dishes the dirt on D.C.

TOUCH THE MONKEY George Allen's "macaca" remark continues to plague the Virginia Senator, who delivers multiple apologies--including one from the hitherto unplumbed "deepest part of my heart." But it isn't until 10 days after the event that Allen finally apologizes directly to the alleged macaca, S.R. Sidarth. "He didn't realize how offended I was until he heard my comments from the media," says Sidarth. The Allen campaign has spent almost two weeks trying to convince voters that Allen isn't racist, just clueless. They may be right.

GET VOTES OR DIE TRYING Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons stumps for G.O.P. Senate candidate Michael...

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