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McCain Tells Insensitive Ethnic Joke During Speech

Irish-Catholic organization says McCain's Irish joke was 'an insult to a whole nationality.'
During a town hall in Scranton, PA on Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) declared that "there's only one ethnic joke that can be told in American politics and that's Irish jokes." McCain then preceded to tell a joke about drunk Irish twins. Watch it:



Politico's Ben Smith reports today that Seamus Boyle, the president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, has taken McCain to task in a public letter:
Matt Corley is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.