Clayton Williams is a well known person when it comes to Texas politics for all the wrong reasons. During his gubernatorial election campaign in 1990 he made some crude jokes about rape including, “As long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” The remarks were publicized and played a huge role in his loss that year.
Williams recently became a fundraiser for John McCain and put together an event that would have raised $300,000 for McCain. McCain does like sexist jokes. Right around the time of the fundraiser, McCain was supposed to be gaining women supporters who were disappointed by Hillary Clinton’s loss. He did this by publicizing his love for horrible Swedish pop sensations, ABBA. When the McCain campaign was asked about Williams remarks on rape he canceled the fundraiser.
Now it turns out that the fundraiser was not canceled and the money is still in circulation. The venue is just shifting to a new location.