Can you ask around your college friends and see what they remember? Shoosh, we have all said and done stupid things in college, its part of growing up. I would like to know what Larry was doing at college. Based on your description he was sort of a panty waist teachers pet. Is that correct?
The same people who are targeting Allen had no problem with many witnesses saying Jimmy Carter used this word and other disparaging terms many times before he ran for president in '76.
I don't stay in touch with anyone from my class. And I changed majors and graduated a year later than I should have, so they were not there when he was. Just going on memory and impressions, he seemed to be a serious political animal even then and was carving out a career. I am not the least surprised that his center is located at UVA. I'm sure that they wanted him back. That's what made the criticism I heard at the time so surprising. No other student during my stay there got the kind of star attention that he did. I heard that Katie Coruic did later on, and I was in grad school then, but I never heard of her until more recently. It would be difficult to reconstruct what Larry was doing at college unless you find some of his close friends. There were several thousand entering students in my class.
"Can you ask around your college friends and see what they remember? Shoosh, we have all said and done stupid things in college, its part of growing up. ..."
Maybe George Allen did use a "slur". Maybe he even farted in his dorm room. What's the big deal. It was 30 yrs. ago.