(Updated) "I will not permit my 90 year-old grandmother to beat the crap out of Mike Tyson!"

Consider for a moment the implications of living in a country where a mainstream politician can make the following statements and not be laughed off the stage …

[A] man -- wondering if an attack on Iran is in the works -- wanted to know when America is going to "send an air mail message to Tehran."
[Senator John] McCain began his answer by changing the words to a popular Beach Boys song.
"Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran," he sang to the tune of Barbara Ann. "Iran is dedicated to the destruction of Israel. That alone should concern us but now they are trying for nuclear capabilities. I totally support the President when he says we will not allow Iran to destroy Israel."
Yeah! And I will not allow my 90 year-old grandmother*…


… to beat the crap …


… out of Mike Tyson.

I'm drawing a line in the sand. Sorry, granny.

Update: God, the video is horrifying.

*Note: this is satire. Not a picture of my actual, adorable grandmother.

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