Friday, May 30, 2008

"I hate the gooks!"

So said John McCain back in 2000.

Arizona Sen. John McCain refused to apologize yesterday for his use of a racial slur to condemn the North Vietnamese prison guards who tortured and held him captive during the war.

"I hate the gooks," McCain said yesterday in response to a question from reporters aboard his campaign bus. "I will hate them as long as I live."

McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent five years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp, was questioned about the language because of a story last month in the Nation magazine reporting his continued use of the slur.

I can understand why he of all people would say something like this, and that very reason is why he should NOT be the next president. How can anyone expect someone like this to be a responsible leader when he can't even control his mouth?

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