Jim Webb must be a little pissed about the way Charles Babbington ends his story on the flag burning amendment.

Hours before the votes were taken, Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) thrust the issue into his reelection campaign. Noting that Democratic challenger James Webb had said he opposed the amendment, Allen’s campaign issued a press release linking Webb to Sens. John F. Kerry and Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, who voted against the amendment. The release said Webb is “totally beholden to the liberal Washington senators” who backed him in this month’s primary.

Babbington offers Webb no chance to respond. Has the Webb campaign made a call to Babbington this morning?