August 31, 2006

Given all of the recent racial problems for the right lately -- and there sure have been a lot -- you'd think conservatives would be extra careful when it comes to discussing racial issues. Unfortunately, Conrad Burns, can't seem to help himself.

During a fundraiser Wednesday with first lady Laura Bush, the three-term Montana senator talked about terrorism, tax cuts and the money he has brought to his state. Burns is one of the more vulnerable Senate incumbents, facing a tough challenge from Democrat Jon Tester.

At the campaign event with Bush, Burns talked about the war on terrorism, saying a "faceless enemy" of terrorists "drive taxi cabs in the daytime and kill at night."

Burns is a classy guy, isn't he? A few months ago, he told reporters, "I can self-destruct in one sentence." He wasn't kidding.

– Guest Post by Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report

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