A few months ago, McCain publicly denounced our local embarrassment, local talk radio host Bill Cunningham, after he introduced Senator McCain at a rally with a speech that repeatedly used Barack Hussein Obama’s full name. His comments following that speech are consistent with his treatment of the woman he called him an Arab:
“It’s my understanding that before I came in here a person who was on the program before I spoke made some disparaging remarks about my two colleagues in the Senate, Senator Obama and Senator Clinton,” he said. “I have repeatedly stated my respect for Senator Obama and Senator Clinton, that I will treat them with respect. I will call them ‘Senator.’ We will have a respectful debate, as I have said on hundreds of occasions. I regret any comments that may have been made about these two individuals who are honorable Americans.”
Might I also add that I’ve heard people, even Dopers, refer to Senator McCain as “shriveled” and “senile” among other things. So it turns out that although Mr. Obama has always acted respectfully towards Senator McCain, some of his supporters cannot follow suit.