McCain on ‘getting into a tar baby.’

In response to a question about the rights of divorced fathers, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in Iowa today “said that he wouldn’t want to interfere in the decisions of divorce courts because doing so would be ‘getting into a tar baby of enormous proportions.'” (Memo to McCain: The expression tar baby is a racial slur “used occasionally as a derogatory term for black people.”)

UPDATE: McCain has apologized.