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Another tasteless blast from McCain's past... called Chelsea Clinton 'ugly' in 1998

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Earlier this month, at a Republican Senate fund-raiser, McCain told a downright nasty joke making fun of Janet Reno, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.

The fact that McCain had made the tasteless joke was reported in major newspapers, as was the vain attempt by his press secretary to initially deny what McCain had done. But in several major newspapers, the joke itself was kept a secret. When McCain subsequently apologized to President Clinton, the Washington Post, in its personality section, noted the apology but said the joke "was too vicious to print."

The Los Angeles Times, in its Life & Style section, provided an oblique rendering of the joke that did not fully convey its ugliness. When Maureen Dowd penned a column in the New York Times about the joke, she wrote that McCain "is so revered by the press that his disgusting jape was largely nudged under the rug." But Dowd chose not to relay the joke, either.

The joke did appear in McCain's hometown paper, the Arizona Republic, and the Associated Press did report the joke in full, so everyone in the press had access to McCain's words. But by censoring themselves, the Post, the Times and others helped McCain deflect flak and preserved his status as a Republican presidential contender.

Salon feels its readers deserve the unadulterated truth. Though no tape of McCain's quip has yet emerged, this is what he reportedly said:

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?

Because her father is Janet Reno."

http://www.salon.com/news/1998/06/25newsb.html


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Well ?


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

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Ok, your crazy. :P


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

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Maybe he's the reason she was customized.


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She was 18 at the time.

Call me crazy, but I think a grown man calling an 18 year old kid 'ugly' is wrong.

Yup. And it's already wrong to insult the family of a politician you don't like vs. the politician him- or herself. Let alone insulting an 18-year-old girl for her looks. Despicable, but nobody said McCain isn't shallow as fork.

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Its always funny to me when men (and its almost always a chauvanistic thing) refer to women as ugly - because in most cases the men tend to be uglier than the butt of their criticism.

I mean - McCain's complexion... what would you call it?

Rosy?

Salmon?

I'm thinking Corned Beef.

And there's no removing the yellow from his teeth...

If Chelsea is ugly, McCain is arsehole ugly.

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She was 18 at the time.

Call me crazy, but I think a grown man calling an 18 year old kid 'ugly' is wrong.

Yup. And it's already wrong to insult the family of a politician you don't like vs. the politician him- or herself. Let alone insulting an 18-year-old girl for her looks. Despicable, but nobody said McCain isn't shallow as fork.

Wasn't John Edwards hauled over the coals for bringing up ####### Cheney's lesbian daughter in a political speech?

And that was without "#######-diver" jokes.

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Earlier this month, at a Republican Senate fund-raiser, McCain told a downright nasty joke making fun of Janet Reno, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.

The fact that McCain had made the tasteless joke was reported in major newspapers, as was the vain attempt by his press secretary to initially deny what McCain had done. But in several major newspapers, the joke itself was kept a secret. When McCain subsequently apologized to President Clinton, the Washington Post, in its personality section, noted the apology but said the joke "was too vicious to print."

The Los Angeles Times, in its Life & Style section, provided an oblique rendering of the joke that did not fully convey its ugliness. When Maureen Dowd penned a column in the New York Times about the joke, she wrote that McCain "is so revered by the press that his disgusting jape was largely nudged under the rug." But Dowd chose not to relay the joke, either.

The joke did appear in McCain's hometown paper, the Arizona Republic, and the Associated Press did report the joke in full, so everyone in the press had access to McCain's words. But by censoring themselves, the Post, the Times and others helped McCain deflect flak and preserved his status as a Republican presidential contender.

Salon feels its readers deserve the unadulterated truth. Though no tape of McCain's quip has yet emerged, this is what he reportedly said:

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?

Because her father is Janet Reno."

http://www.salon.com/news/1998/06/25newsb.html

Thats why he calls it strait talk express

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