Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain’s intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain’s hair and said, “You’re getting a little thin up there.” McCain’s face reddened, and he responded, “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.” McCain’s excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.
Nice and well rounded slur vocabulary he has there.
I don’t have a problem with the word cunt, I say it and think it a lot, and it is part of my vocabulary. But I’m a fan of intent. Given the context of the situation, the intent of this word was to embarrass his wife. I noticed the use of the word trollop, so she’s a promiscuous female with a vagina–that sure showed her. One would think in this patriarchal society we have in the U.S that accusing your own wife of being a slut would embarrass you as well, but I don’t think McCain was thinking this. He came up with words that he felt would put her in her place. Prostitute, cunt. All this because of a long day? Long days breed this sort of disrespect? Does he have slurs in mind for any person within shooting distance during these long days?
Considering he never actually apologized, I don’t think the period of time between the infraction and revelation of said infraction really serves as an explanation or excuse for that kind of attitude. If there was any doubt about his unapologetic, casual, prejudice simply look above or to the post about his professed hatred of gooks.
Remember kids, if you use slurs that apply to an entire group, it’s okay as long as that’s not what you mean