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Tue., Aug. 9, 2011, 8:42 a.m.

McCain ‘Hobbit’ Comment Stirs Pot

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was confronted at a town hall meeting Monday over comments he made from the Senate floor last month in which he used the term "Tea Party hobbits." "What apology is in order?" McCain responded when asked if he would apologize for the remark, as reported by the East Valley Tribune. "What was wrong that I said?” In his floor speech on June 28, McCain read from a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) editorial that drew a parallel between some Tea Party members and characters in the epic The Lord of the Rings/Josiah Ryan, The Hill's Floor Action Blog. (AP photo)

Question: Aren't hobbits cute & courageous? Would you be offended if someone referred to you as a hobbit?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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