Obviously, presidential candidates aren’t responsible for comments made by their supporters. Candidates are, however, responsible for showing a little class. It’s apparently something that John McCain has forgotten.
At a campaign event in South Carolina, a McCain backer stood up to ask the senator, “How do we beat the bitch?”
In response, McCain said, “We have our differences with our Democratic rivals, but I believe in treating people with respect. It’s why I don’t refer to women as ‘bitches,’ even when I disagree with them. I’m sure all of us believe we can debate the serious issues of the day without name-calling and degrading language.”
No, no, I’m just kidding. He actually responded, “That’s an excellent question.”
You have to see it to believe it...
I love the follow-up, “John, she’s talking about my ex-wife!”
ROTFLMAO! That might even be construed as spousal abuse! Hysterical!
First of all, I was initially shocked that the question came from a woman, though I suppose she felt "innoculated." But seriously, is that the kind of comment people feel comfortable making in a high-powered meeting with a Presidential candidate? Who fucking does that? And the room reacts with uproarious laughter?
In any normal room a comment like that goes over like a lead balloon. With most people being, like, "what did she just say?"
But not McCain. After has to composing himself from laughing, he then treats it as a perfectly valid, no, an "Excellent" question...in front of a camera no less.
He's lucky the next question wasn't about Obama.
Somehow I don’t think the next Rasmussen poll will have you up three points, Senator. Stay classy!