Why America isn’t proud of Cindy McCain (or John McCain, either)

Let’s get the hypocrisy out on the table, shall we:

First, this woman who tries to act better than Mrs. Obama; link

John McCain follows the usual “family values” profile of Republican social climbers. He divorced first wife Carol in April 1980 and married Cindy one month later. Infidelity? Hell no!… they were just “friends.”

Cindy who is 18 years younger than Gramps McCain and she paid for McCain’s first campaign for Congress in 1982 with loans from her well endowed trust fund. Her father’s business and political contacts helped gain her husband a foothold into Arizona politics.

Cindy’s biggest claim to fame is in 1989 she developed an addiction to perocet and vicodin, two powerful morphine based pain killers. In 1993 she was caught stealing percocet from supply of the American Voluntary Medical Team, a charity she founded to provide health care and medications to war victims in underdeveloped nations. The DEA was investigated her and with the intervention of her well connected parents and McCain himself, Cindy got off the hook with the usual 90 day trip to the posh rehab. The American Voluntary Medical Team folded shortly after it ceased to be a supply point for Cindy’s opiate habit.

The DEA agreed to keep Cindy’s little misadventure in Lala Land from the public, but then Cindy went and terminated the guy who reported her to the DEA and the details of Cindy’s sordid past as a suburban trophy wife junkie all came out when the fired guy filed a wrongful termination suit against Cindy.

A few weeks after Cindy came clean about her addiction the Variety Club cancelled her Humanitarian of the Year Award. Boo hoo!… Another respectable Republican mother of the Harper Valley PTA goes down. This is just a little Peyton Place of Republican family values and Cindy’s a Harper Valley hypocrite.

John McCain kept Cindy under wraps during his bid for the presidency but now that she’s out there telling us she’s way prouder of America than Michelle Obama, So I’m doing America a service by telling the truth, and nothing but the whole truth about Cindy.

Michelle Obama is proud of America too, but she’s not Republican, garden club, percocet munching ex-cheerleader like Cindy. And she doesn’t steal drugs from charitable organizations.

Michelle never had a trust fund like Cindy and she grew up under humble circumstancesw on Chicago’s South Side. Her father was a pump operator and she managed to overcome her disadvantages as a working class black woman and attend Princeton then she graduated from Harvard Law School where she met Barack Obama. Michelle has paid enough dues to be far more credible than dozen stoned out Republican trophy wives when she tells you she is proud of America. America should be proud of Michelle Obama.

The whole thing is a bunch of nonsense. Most people have the common sense to understand what this political posturing and xenophobic flag waving from the McCain camp is all about. Call me harsh, but I’m tired of Republicans wrapping themselves in the flag and smearing perfectly decent Americans. It’s time to take off the gloves.

Second, the dirty (in more ways than one) old (and he is oooold) man without his wife:


A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff members to block the woman’s access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity.

When news organizations reported that Mr. McCain had written letters to government regulators on behalf of the lobbyist’s client, the former campaign associates said, some aides feared for a time that attention would fall on her involvement.

Mr. McCain, 71, and the lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, 40, both say they never had a romantic relationship. But to his advisers, even the appearance of a close bond with a lobbyist whose clients often had business before the Senate committee Mr. McCain led threatened the story of redemption and rectitude that defined his political identity.

It had been just a decade since an official favor for a friend with regulatory problems had nearly ended Mr. McCain’s political career by ensnaring him in the Keating Five scandal. In the years that followed, he reinvented himself as the scourge of special interests, a crusader for stricter ethics and campaign finance rules, a man of honor chastened by a brush with shame.

But the concerns about Mr. McCain’s relationship with Ms. Iseman underscored an enduring paradox of his post-Keating career. Even as he has vowed to hold himself to the highest ethical standards, his confidence in his own integrity has sometimes seemed to blind him to potentially embarrassing conflicts of interest.

Mr. McCain promised, for example, never to fly directly from Washington to Phoenix, his hometown, to avoid the impression of self-interest because he sponsored a law that opened the route nearly a decade ago. But like other lawmakers, he often flew on the corporate jets of business executives seeking his support, including the media moguls Rupert Murdoch, Michael R. Bloomberg and Lowell W. Paxson, Ms. Iseman’s client. (Last year he voted to end the practice.)


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12 responses to “Why America isn’t proud of Cindy McCain (or John McCain, either)

  1. Joe


    I’ve been impressed with Obama’s temperament. It’s good to have guys like you watching his back. You’ve grabbed her barbed blade in mid-air, fastened a few more points on it and hurled it back. Nicely done. I hope your super-powers are up to the task because I’m sure that was just the start.

    It’s never good when a candidate’s spouse acts like a petty bitch the first time she’s exposed….

  2. ER

    Serious character flaws showing, and how about this jaw dropper about what McCain agreed to carry out as part of his second campaign loan, downright shocking. Hard to trust someone like that.

  3. Lyn

    You’re wrong about John McCain. Just because he’s old and he’s a man are not reasons to belittle him. He and his generation have done a lot for this country. As for his current wife I don’t know what to make of your allegations. Being wealthy should not be a crime. The Drug Enforcement Administration does prosecute criminals, but it does so only after a complete, thorough investigation. If she was not prosecuted it is probably because there was no crime committed. The DEA has an aggressive, tough reputation. But they have integrity. They are the least corruptible group in law enforcement and I don’t think they can be bought off.

    What I most take offense with in your posting is the part about Mrs. Obama’s disadvantaged life. There’s no such thing. If she worked her way through Princeton and Harvard then good for her. Most likely she benefited from some very generous minority scholarships.

    If you’re going to be judgmental then try to be so with everybody. You have a problem with wealthy older whites and think they’re corrupt? Take a good luck at black Chicago politics and everybody it touches – there’s corruption there too.

  4. Archie1954

    The point here is that Republicans usurped for themselves the family values platform and anything that detracts from that hypocritical position is fair game.

  5. MJ "revoltingpawn"


    Talk about missing the point. No one said being wealthy is a crime but how you use said wealth to your advantage can be.

    Do you have family in the DEA or part of their PR firm? You must never have read of any of the endless arrests of DEA agents helping with the flow of drugs from South America. Yep, none of them can be bought off.

    There is no such there as a disadvantaged life? Really now? You may what to step outside your house and see the rest of the word. So what if she did take advantage of a minority scholarship? You do know one has to work for one? They just don’t hand one to every minority you know. You are sounding racist now…

    According to you we should not look at McCain and any of his skeltons in his closet but get a feeling you were really vocal about Clinton’s problems.

  6. John McCain has tried to change his political spots and be all things to all people. His private life and his public life are a mess. He has cultivated the press to the point where he gets a free ride. Until now, and he claims foul. Welcome to the rodeo.

    He’s not the straight talker by any means.

    But of most importance are two things:
    Firstly, he is too old to be president. And secondly he loves the Bush-Iraq mess, and wants us there permanently.

  7. Jimbo

    It’s three o’clock in the morning, the red phone rings Cindy answers it. “Yes, yes, hold on. John, John, wake up. Wake up!” ” O’my gosh the red phone, what is it? Did Al Qaeda send in suicide bombers from Iran?” No John it’s Hillary claiming she was attacked by a phantom sniper while visiting a children’s hospital in Toronto.” “Well call the chief and mobilize the Michigan guard to catch this phantom guy. I am going back to bed.” Experience you can trust.

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  9. Latigo

    The Democrats have learned “get even smear tactics” from Hillary Clinton.
    Cindy McCain is ‘human’ and has made mistakes. This is an election between Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama, their wives, while influential are NOT running for President.
    Just because some bonehead slammed Mrs. Obama for some unthinking comment taken out of context doesn’t mean some bonehead needs to retaliate. I beleive the Obamas are better people than that, as I beleive the McCains are well above this type of slander.
    Focus on the issues, primary people, and just who YOU want in the White House when there is a repeat performance of 9/11.

  10. serious

    I’m prouder of Michelle than Cindy. Because for the first time in MY ADULT LIFE i’m REALLY proud of my COUNTY. RED, BROWN, YELLOW, BLACK and WHITE; OLD and YOUNG; EVERY RELIGION are all coming together. AND IT’S THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY that many AMERICANS have come together. NOT EVEN in the CIVIL RIGHTS-lynching ERA.
    THANK YOU, JESUS, for AMERICANS who want to unite our country, not divide it.


  12. Lorraine Erasmus

    I live in South Africa and if you leave it to the people to rule watch out otherwise you might have mob rule instead of democracy. I am concerned that we are heading that way. We should all have proper leaders who will lead us in the right direction. So many people in your country are shouting for change and they might get more than they bargained for. Remember what you stand for and why the pilgrims came to your country. It can all be destroyed.

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