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McCain soldiers on at Hispanic conference amid war protests

John McCain's speech this morning to a group of Hispanic leaders was interrupted three times by war protesters, only one who expressed her displeasure with his stance on Iraq in Spanish.

"It's time to take the troops out," the woman shouted in Spanish as security and police escorted her out of the downtown DC hotel.

McCain smiled gamely as the NALEO audience tried to drown out the protesters with applause.

"That was a long trip out," he said as one woman was escorted out the door, still yelling.

UPDATE: A fourth protester - wearing media credentials -- just got the boot. An official with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials just took to the stage to apologize to McCain's camp for the outbursts.

He said the protesters weren't NALEO members and "do not reflect our values in dialoguing with a potential next president of the United States."

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