Once Sen. George Allen of Virginia wanted to be a dentist, his sister wrote a few years back. "George said he saw dentistry as a perfect profession - getting paid to make people suffer," recalled Jennifer Richard, whose quotes from her book, Fifth Quarter: The Scrimmage of a Football Coach's Daughter, are drifting through the blogosphere.
She said she's afraid of heights because her brother held her over the railing at Niagara Falls, dragged her upstairs to bed by her hair once, threw her brother through a plate glass window, etc, etc. Referring to George's early leadership skills, she wrote: "We all obeyed George. If we didn't, we knew he would kill us."
Later she called Fifth Quarter a "novelization of the past," but said George sat with her for hours in the writing of the book "all the while reminding me to remain faithful to the facts."
Posted by Darryl Levings