Truthdig wasn’t around in the year 2000, but if we had been, we probably would have posted this clip of John McCain blowing it in a big way. In light of the Republican Party’s racial sensitivity research, this seems timely, even eight years later — and how sad is that?

Watch it:

For the record, we don’t recall this incident from the 2000 campaign and we cannot find a news story that refers to it. It may just be the type of thing that didn’t show up in the pre-YouTube news cycle. Or it could be taken grossly out of context, or perhaps doctored in some way. However, it seems authentic and, as such, worth passing on.

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