Rude and Crude in the Grand Old Party

Puellasolis passed on this link, which details not one, not two, but four incidents of George Allen spitting tobacco at women’s feet.

And the AP reports that Conrad Burns—who wasn’t content to simply call Arabs “rag heads” and challenge the legal status of the “nice little Guatemalan man” who does his house painting—is now laying in on Italians and mocking Swedes.

The Montana senator, facing a tough re-election fight against Democrat Jon Tester, was heading an aviation subcommittee hearing of the Commerce Committee when two FAA officials, Michael Cirillo and Nicholas Sabatini, introduced themselves as witnesses.

"I'm wondering if that's all they're hiring," Burns said of the federal agency.

…Also during Thursday's hearing, Burns asked witness Matt Andersson, senior aviation consultant for CRA International, about the spelling of his name. Andersson said it's the Swedish spelling.

"Oh, ja," Burns replied in a mock Swedish accent.
Certainly not the worst things that Burns has ever said, but they reiterate the point that he just can’t see people as anything but their ethnicity. His office’s defense is that Burns doesn’t take offense to Robin Williams’ routine about Scotsmen. Yeah, well, neither do most Scottish-Americans—because he’s a comedian, not a sitting Senator.

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