Dear politicians: try not to say crazy things on video

by Team Politics
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Remember this?

So George Allen famously called Jim Webb volunteer S.R. Sidarth “macaca” twice (!) during a campaign event for his failed 2006 US Senate Race in VA. It got all over the internets, and Allen lost the race. Big time.

So now, in Iran, famous nutcase president Mahmoud Ahmadenijad is having a “macaca moment” of his own. Supporters of his opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, are circulating a video of the president saying some pretty nutty stuff himself:

In the clip, sent out e-mail and on CDs, Ahmadinejad tells a top cleric, Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli, that a “light” enveloped him during his address to the U.N. General Assembly and that the crowd stared without blinking during the entire speech.

“A member of the (Iranian) delegation told me, ‘I saw a light that surrounded you,’” Ahmadinejad said. “I sensed it myself too … I felt the atmosphere changed. All leaders in audience didn’t blink for 27, 28 minutes. I’m not exaggerating when I’m saying they didn’t blink. Everybody had been astonished … they had opened their eyes and ears to see what is the message from the Islamic Republic.”

The clip was released after Ahmadinejad on Saturday denied making the comment.

Now, since we’re talking about Iran, we may have to wait a while before we see the video on YouTube, but still. You can’t deny this stuff anymore. Everyone has a camera on you at all times. Mind your P’s and Q’s, wacko/racist politicians, or you might never get elected again.

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