Republicans have presided over the growth of the largest US prison population and proportionately the world's biggest bunch of jailbirds in history. Maybe this is what gave Repub Prez candie Johnny McC the idea.
While in Birmingham, Alabama McCain, a former North Vietnamese convict himself, helped himself to a huge heaping portion of taxpayer financed slave labor (how appropriate in Alabama!?) to set up tables, chairs and a few decorative lynching trees for his whites only funraiser.
Billed as a black face minstrel extravaganza because no real black faces support the new old Bush, McCain raised loads of racist dollars and a little Cain himself as he did a quick stand-up routine as Al Jolson crooning to his 91 year old biological Mammy.
He brought the house down while pleading with his ancient momma to: "Tell the people that I'ze taint too old to be prezadint!"
Mammy in true McCain style taunted back: "Haz ya eva hurd a skin cansa, Sonny delight?!"