This is not OK.
By Tracy Russo
ABC News is reporting that John McCain was “forced” to cancel a fundraiser with Texas oilman Clayton Williams.
The same Texas Republican who, while running for Governor against the late great Ann Richards, was quoted saying:
“Rape is like the weather, if it’s inevitable relax and enjoy it.”
I’m almost too outraged to even write this post. A man who has such a disgustingly cavalier attitude towards something as horrific, violating and criminal as the rape of a woman has no place in politics, let alone polite society. This is a man who should be shunned by anyone with a conscience. That includes Senator McCain.
It’s not enough that Senator McCain cancels an event because the media got wind of it.
It’s not enough.
Senator McCain should publicly reject and denounce this man.
And he should apologize immediately and completely to his female supporters for daring to entertain the thought of keeping company with this despicable, disgusting individual.
Rape isn’t something that’s funny, it’s tragic. It’s a blight on all of society. Women should be able to trust Senator McCain to recognize that, and to do the right thing.
Posted on June 13th, 2008 by tracyrusso
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