Arizona Sen. John McCain Monday tweeted a joke about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which another GOP congressman criticized as racist. McCain compared the leader’s desire to be the first Iranian in space to the monkey the country just sent into space:
McCain is known for having a sense of humor, last fall calling for Congressional hearings on the losing streak of Washington Nationals mascot Teddy Roosevelt’s inability to win the baseball team's presidents race. McCain also appeared as himself on the comedy Parks and Recreation.
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