POLITICS
11/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"My Fellow Prisoners," McCain Calls Americans

After referring to the various proposals that comprise his domestic policy agenda, John McCain offered an absolute head-scratcher of a line during a campaign speech on Wednesday.

"Across this country this is the agenda I have set before my fellow prisoners," he declared. In the prepared remarks he was supposed to say "fellow citizens."

McCain didn't skip a beat, lambasting Obama for, of all things, being "less clear" about his vision for the country. "The same standards of clarity and candor must now be applied to my opponent," he declared.

The remark came during the Senator's campaign stop in Pennsylvania in what was already a controversial appearance. An hour before McCain took the stage, an introductory speaker revved up the crowd by referring to Barack "Hussein" Obama twice. McCain's campaign has distanced themselves from the remark.