Sen. McCain's Own Tasteless Joke About A Young Woman
On June 11, 2009, Sen. John McCain criticized David Letterman for making a tasteless joke at the expense of Sarah Palin's daughter. Yet in 1998, McCain called a teenage Chelsea Clinton "ugly."
Sen. McCain Criticized David Letterman For Joke About Sarah Palin's Daughter
McCain in 2009:
"I don't understand why Letterman would say that about a young woman... They deserve some kind of protection from being the butt of late-night hosts."
McCain: "I Don't Understand Why Letterman Would Say That About A Young Woman." Reacting to a recent controversy surrounding a joke David Letterman told regarding one of Sarah Palin's daughters, Sen. John McCain told Reuters, "I don't understand why Letterman would say that about a young woman... They deserve some kind of protection from being the butt of late-night hosts." [Reuters, 6/11/09]
Sen. McCain Called Teenage Chelsea Clinton "Ugly"
McCain in 1998:
"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father."
McCain Made Joke Attacking The Physical Appearance Of Teenage Chelsea Clinton At The Expense Of Hillary Clinton & Janet Reno. In 1998, National Journal reported, McCain "got hammered for telling a tasteless joke at Chelsea Clinton's expense at a recent GOP fundraiser. ... Still, the usually sure-footed McCain committed a gaffe with his joke. It went something like this: 'Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father.'" [National Journal, 6/27/98]