Republican presidential candidate John McCain used the term "tar baby," which is sometimes associated with racist connotations, during a campaign stop in northern Iowa on Friday and immediately expressed regret.The black cats in Iowa aren't going to vote for McCain anyhow. Most white folks won't either. He might as well call a spade a spade. Or a tar baby.
Here are some other examples of political tar babies I have gleaned from the internets. If you have one, send it along and I'll add it to the page.