McCain Campaign Fires Va. Chairman for Racial Comments

October 12, 2008

Republican presidential candidate John McCain's campaign has ousted a prominent Virginia GOP figure after he wrote a racially offensive newspaper column mocking a potential Obama administration.

A McCain spokeswoman said Bobby May was dropped this week from
his job as McCain's Buchanan County campaign chairman.

May wrote in his column, "The (clarified) platform of Barack Hussein Obama," that if the Democratic senator was elected he would hire rapper Ludacris to paint the White House black and change the national anthem to the "Black National Anthem." The column originally appeared in The Voice, a local newspaper.

May has worked on dozens of state Republican campaigns, including those of former gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode.

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