When the Bar for Decency is So Low You Can Accidentally Trip Over It

One of the clips that is being used around the internet and twitter to illustrate what an honest guy McCain was is this clip from the 2008 campaign when some racist white woman says Obama can’t be trusted because he’s an Arab:

And good for John McCain to immediately shut her down (we’ll ignore for the moment that his clumsy response implies that you’re either an Arab or a decent person), but it’s just sad that we have to take a moment when a politician stops one of his supporters from smearing his opponent with an egregious lie and herald this as a shining moment of honor.