From: Joe Walker [Email Him]
John Derbyshire quoted Ryan Lizza as saying
McCain could hardly contain himself as he recited the story of how the Heritage report backfired. “Ka-boom!” he yelled. “That was a gift from God . . . But, yeah, those low-I.Q. Hispanics, I’ll tell ya, that was really revealing to me, I had no idea.” McCain, who is of Irish heritage, added, “We’ve always known that about the Irish.”[ Getting to Maybe: Inside the Gang of Eight’s Immigration Deal, June 24, 2013]
I don`t know why McCain claims to be Irish when his ancestry is actually Scottish and English.
That means he`s descended from Scotsmen who settled in Ireland among the Irishmen (who didn’t like it) and then moved to America because they considered fighting wild Indians, bears, and wolves would be a relatively soft option. See Derry-do on the frontier [The Scotch-Irish in America]by Peter Brimelow. I. E. McCain’s not descended from the same people as Teddy Kennedy, but from Teddy Kennedy’s mortal enemies.