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March 16, 2007
"We are getting into a tar-baby of enormous proportions and I don't know how you get out of that."
McCain, responding to a question about government interference in divorce and custody cases. The term "tar-baby" is a racial slur, although it is also recognized as a term to describe an impossible situation. He said after the event that he hoped no one took the comment as a racist comment and said he shouldn't have used it
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