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and to think this guy was almost president.

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  1. Zion

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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkan...he-low-road-with-ahmadinejad-as-monkey-tweet/

    John McCain Takes the Low Road With Ahmadinejad as Monkey Tweet

    John McCain took the low road today, comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey on Twitter in an attempt to mock Ahmadinejad’s declaration that he would be willing to be the first Iranian sent into space.

    The tweet followed a report by Iran’s IRNA new agency in which Ahmadinejad was quoted telling a group of space scientists that he was willing to “be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientists.” The statement was in reference to an Iranian plan to send a human into space.

    Last week, Iran was said to have sent a monkey into space, but the ensuing photo evidence provided by Iran caused confusion as to whether monkey did indeed make the journey. The truth in the matter is still unclear

    Regardless of whether the monkey did go into space, McCain took to Twitter today after learning of Ahmadinejad’s declaration and decided to compare him to the so called space monkey. “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn’t he just there last week?” McCain joked. The Senator then linked to a Yahoo! News report about the monkey.

    The tweet came off as petty and, while some on Twitter applauded the joke, many others did not find it so amusing. This is not the first time a McCain joke about Iran has received mixed reviews. During his 2008 presidential campaign he took flack for singing about bombing Iran to the tune of the Beach Boys’ Barbara Ann.
     
  2. Space Ghost

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    He wasn't almost president. He wasn't even close.
     
  3. Qball

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    He is just making noise while he fades away politically.
     
  4. Mr. Clutch

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    He knows what Twitter is?

    Seriosuly, fire the staffer who did that.
     
  5. Rocket River

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    This!
    I seriously doubt McCain Tweets his own Tweets
    In fact I'd say this about 70~80% of 'personalities'

    Rocket River
     
  6. Cohete Rojo

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    Ahmadinejad is such a nice guy, why would McCain say that about him?
     
  7. leroy

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    I sincerely doubt that had he been elected, he would have said something like this as President. His moron for a VP, on the other hand...
     
  8. Dairy Ashford

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    Would still trade an early '00s McCain presidency for a W. Bush one any day of the week.
     
  9. Big MAK

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    Lol, I don't see whats wrong.
     
  10. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    There's nothing wrong with comparing anyone to a monkey.

    But a U.S. Senator should not be doing it to foreign heads of state. It's unbecoming and childish really.
     
  11. Spiegel

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    Almost all the Iranians i've met, regulary call him an chimp or an unwashed monkey.
     
  12. Mr. Clutch

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    Is washed monkey too nice?
     
  13. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Washed Monkey! That... not-funky Monkey!
     

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