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McCain Cancels Fundraiser With Texas Oilman Who Made Rape Joke

You can tell that after the c*nt story, the profile of McCain’s failed first marriage in a major British newspaper and his atavistic positions on birth control and abortion, McCain might be getting a bit worried about seeming insenstive to women. So under the"Straight Talk Express" goes Clayton Williams:

ABC’s Rick Klein reports: Sen. John McCain on Friday abruptly cancelled a Monday fundraiser that had been scheduled at the home of a Texas oilman, after ABC News contacted the campaign inquiring about a verbal blunder the Texan made during an unsuccessful 1990 campaign for governor.

Clayton Williams stirred controversy during his 1990 campaign for governor of Texas with a botched attempt at humor in which he compared rape to weather. Within earshot of a reporter, Williams said: “As long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”

Not to say it wasn’t the right thing to do. But then again, so would be firing Rick Davis. And he hasn’t done that yet. This move is all about the women’s vote. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Oh, and Clayton Williams, he has already raised 300K for McCain. So Mr. Reformer, what are we gonna do with that campaign loot now?

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