WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain has called off a fundraiser at the home of a Texas oilman who joked about rape during a 1990 gubernatorial run in the state. The Texan, Republican Clayton Williams, made the joke during his failed campaign against Democrat Ann Richards. Williams compared rape to the weather, saying, “As long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
He also compared Richards to the cattle on his ranch, saying he would “head her and hoof her and drag her through the dirt.” Williams’ comments made national news at the time and remain easy to find on the Internet.
Even so, McCain’s campaign said it hadn’t known about the remarks.