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  Burns Jokes About Italian-Americans
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Last EditedServo  Sep 29, 2006 09:59am
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News DateFriday, September 29, 2006 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRepublican Sen. Conrad Burns, who has gotten into hot water before for comments seen as disparaging various groups, joshingly remarked Thursday on the number of Italian-Americans at the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Montana senator, facing a tough re-election fight against Democrat Jon Tester, was heading an aviation subcommittee hearing of the Commerce Committee when two FAA officials, Michael Cirillo and Nicholas Sabatini, introduced themselves as witnesses.

"I'm wondering if that's all they're hiring," Burns said of the federal agency.
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