John McCain on drunken Palin family brawl: 'I'm not excusing it, I'm not condemning it'
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In a recent television interview, former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain finally got around to addressing the infamous birthday party brawl between the family of his former running mate Sarah Palin and party-goers in early September.


McCain, who plucked the former governor of Alaska from obscurity in attempt to bolster his campaign in 2008, told a reporter from KTVK that he didn't have all the "details' from the fight and would neither excuse or condemn those involved.

"I think these family affairs are — I don’t know much of the details about it,” McCain said. “Things happen in people’s families and I’m not excusing it, I’m not condemning it.”

McCain was decidedly more judgmental about coverage of the event that captured the attention of the country, blaming the media and liberals.

“I just know that the kind of coverage that this got, in my view, is in keeping with the kind of coverage the liberals have accorded to Sarah Palin for a number of years, which in my view, is biased and unfair and sometimes unacceptable," McCain said.

Palin's daughter Bristol, described by police the night of the brawl as "angry and intoxicated, " took to her personal blog to complain that the media made fun of her part in the fight because of their "bias" against conservative women.

Sarah Palin, the  former governor turned television reality show host, recently addressed the drunken melee calling it "humiliating and frightening," before adding that the mocking of her daughter was part of the media and the left's "war on women."

Watch the video below from KTVK: