July 8, 2008

(video courtesy TPM)

Someone in John McCain's campaign needs to tell him that he's not funny and that making crude jokes about killing innocent people is not presidential and inappropriate.

Most of you have heard of McCain's Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran gaffe, and now the GOP presidential hopeful has made another crude joke about killing Iranians and again, its wholly inappropriate. The title of this AP story is "Wife Pokes McCain In The Back"

Cindy McCain's jab to her husband's back came a second too late Tuesday to keep him from making a wisecrack about the health impact of Iran's main import from the United States: cigarettes.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain was asked about an Associated Press report that $158 million in cigarettes have been shipped to Iran during George W. Bush's presidency despite restrictions on U.S. exports to that country.

"Maybe that's a way of killing them," McCain told reporters, smiling as he waited for a cheesesteak sandwich at the Primanti Brothers restaurant. His wife, sitting next to him at the counter, poked his back without looking up. Read on...

How about, "McCain Makes Another Crude Joke About Killing Iranians?" Just kill 'em all, right, Senator? You can tell this guy can't wait to have his finger on the buttons, can't you? Had Barack Obama made this comment the corporate media would run with it, wall to wall for weeks.

UPDATE: (Nicole) Andy Borowitz has McCain's list of Top Ten Funniest Ways To Kill Iranians.

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