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Carol McCain...the wife John McCain callously left behind.
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Edited on Fri Aug-08-08 03:44 PM by madfloridian
I seldom write about the personal lives of anyone, even politicians.

But I despise duplicity in any form. I despise that the media is getting its jollies over John Edwards.

I just heard a spokesperson on MSNBC say how badly this will hurt the Democrats now. He was almost gloating. I despise stuff like that.

I despise that the media never mentions how John McCain left behind his wife who was crippled from an accident.

I admire her classy way of handling it. Kudos to her.

War hero: McCain with Carol as he arrives back in the US in 1973 after his five years as a PoW in North Vietnam

The wife John McCain callously left behind

It was in 1969 that Carol went to spend the Christmas holiday her third without McCain at her parents home. After dinner, she left to drop off some presents at a friends house.
It wasnt until some hours later that she was discovered, alone and in terrible pain, next to the wreckage of her car. She had been hurled through the windscreen.

After her first series of life-saving operations, Carol was told she may never walk again, but when doctors said they would try to get word to McCain about her injuries, she refused, insisting: Hes got enough problems, I dont want to tell him.

H. Ross Perot, a billionaire Texas businessman, future presidential candidate and advocate of prisoners of war, paid for her medical care.

It was a shock to John McCain when he was released in 1973 to see his wife.

When McCain his hair turned prematurely white and his body reduced to little more than a skeleton was released in March 1973, he told reporters he was overjoyed to see Carol again. But friends say privately he was appalled by the change in her appearance. At first, though, he was kind, assuring her: I dont look so good myself. Its fine.

..."In 1979 while still married to Carol he met Cindy at a cocktail party in Hawaii. Over the next six months he pursued her, flying around the country to see her. Then he began to push to end his marriage. Carol and her children were devastated. It was a complete surprise, says Nancy Reynolds, a former Reagan aide.

They never displayed any difficulties between themselves. I know the Reagans were quite shocked because they loved and respected both Carol and John.

Another friend added: Carol didnt fight him. She felt her infirmity made her an impediment to him. She justified his actions because of all he had gone through. She used to say, He just wants to make up for lost time.

No excuses for anyone, really, but let's talk about John McCain also.

He does not get a pass for leaving Carol for Cindy. Where's the media?

Oddly enough, in an article from June of this year...Carol McCain still adores her ex-husband.

Forgotten woman: But despite all her problems Carol McCain says she still adores her ex-husband

That comment is filled with class. Kudos to her.

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  -Carol McCain...the wife John McCain callously left behind. madfloridian  Aug-08-08 02:46 PM   #0 
  - I've been waiting for SOMEBODY on msnbc to mention her.  polichick   Aug-08-08 02:47 PM   #1 
  - Write to MSNBC. Let them know you have a BIG news story for them!  AndyA   Aug-08-08 02:53 PM   #3 
     - How's this??  polichick   Aug-08-08 03:00 PM   #7 
        - Disregard.  AndyA   Aug-08-08 03:07 PM   #8 
           - Right - that was my letter about McCain's affair...  polichick   Aug-08-08 03:08 PM   #9 
              - OK - gotcha.  AndyA   Aug-08-08 03:10 PM   #10 
                 - That's okay, I should've included a "Dear Somebody" line. :)  polichick   Aug-08-08 03:12 PM   #12 
  - It will be very wise for McCain and all of his surrogates to  livetohike   Aug-08-08 02:49 PM   #2 
  - I don't know, they are not running a  ZinZen   Aug-08-08 06:06 PM   #32 
  - Was Cindy bragging about how McCain chased her around a table while he was married with kids?  redqueen   Aug-08-08 02:54 PM   #4 
  - BUT she supports McCain's Presidential bid. Dragging her into it and opening old wounds WILL  MetricSystem   Aug-08-08 02:56 PM   #5 
  - If I said the sky was blue, would you say it was gray?  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 02:58 PM   #6 
  - leave the woman alone...McCain will let this pass if he has any sense...  Sulawesi   Aug-08-08 03:10 PM   #11 
  - I think she has more class than her ex does.  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 03:14 PM   #14 
     - Isn't Nancy Reagan and Ross Perot  ZinZen   Aug-08-08 06:08 PM   #34 
  - CAROL McCAIN for PRESIDENT...they got the wrong person running...She got Class  opihimoimoi   Aug-08-08 03:12 PM   #13 
  - Yes, she does have class.  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 04:33 PM   #19 
  - But no brain.  fudge stripe cookays   Aug-08-08 08:46 PM   #42 
  - dupe...  Sulawesi   Aug-08-08 03:18 PM   #15 
  - It seems to be ok when a Republican does it.  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 04:07 PM   #16 
  - And at least Edwards and Elizabeth are staying together.  Quixote1818   Aug-08-08 04:10 PM   #17 
  - I never judge the personal lives of anyone. I just wanted them treated equally...  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 04:21 PM   #18 
  - As did Bill and Hillary.  esuna   Aug-08-08 07:13 PM   #39 
  - Your post hits the mark  me b zola   Aug-08-08 04:36 PM   #20 
  - The media will protect McCain just as have protected Bush.  madfloridian   Aug-09-08 10:07 AM   #53 
  - Old news  wiboy   Aug-08-08 05:13 PM   #21 
  - No, won't get over it...  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 05:20 PM   #22 
  - Old news that just became relevant again. nt  Quixote1818   Aug-08-08 05:22 PM   #23 
     - I just read that the Dallas Morning News mentioned it.  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 05:29 PM   #24 
  - K&R. If the GOP dares touch this story, McCain will regret it as it backfires on him.  David Zephyr   Aug-08-08 05:30 PM   #25 
  - Yes. The GOP would do well not to push it.  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 05:59 PM   #31 
  - Dallas Morning News Blog  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 05:33 PM   #26 
  - "So he dumped her and married a much younger woman"  BrklynLiberal   Aug-08-08 05:45 PM   #30 
  - Amazing, ain't it.  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 07:00 PM   #38 
  - Awesome, awesome, awesome. nt  esuna   Aug-08-08 07:15 PM   #40 
  - Wow, the comments excuse McCain for everything.  madfloridian   Aug-09-08 12:53 AM   #48 
  - I agree with you  Time for change   Aug-08-08 05:35 PM   #27 
  - Thanks....  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 05:37 PM   #28 
  - forget THAT....I never get positive feedback. who cares?  Gabi Hayes   Aug-08-08 06:07 PM   #33 
  - Worse, Rove's tool Gregory  ZinZen   Aug-08-08 06:10 PM   #36 
     - that's right, and he shut Mark Green RIGHT up when he brought up McCain.  Gabi Hayes   Aug-09-08 01:38 AM   #51 
        - Good for Mark Green.  madfloridian   Aug-09-08 10:34 AM   #54 
  - k and r  oasis   Aug-08-08 05:38 PM   #29 
  - he even lied about his affair in his own memoir!  Gabi Hayes   Aug-08-08 06:09 PM   #35 
  - Thanks for the link.  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 06:24 PM   #37 
     - their excuse? he's been around so long that the american people  Gabi Hayes   Aug-09-08 01:29 AM   #49 
        - Here's some more info  DeeDeeNY   Aug-09-08 02:59 PM   #58 
           - that's a great site....only caveat is that it's not set up w/links-footnotes for most of his  Gabi Hayes   Aug-09-08 03:17 PM   #60 
              - Good idea  DeeDeeNY   Aug-09-08 03:34 PM   #61 
  - Looks like Monday's Hardball will be all about Edwards...  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 08:22 PM   #41 
  - No, the high road stance would be to call for a moratorium, not for a quid pro quo.  WinkyDink   Aug-08-08 09:00 PM   #43 
  - Moratorium, nice, yes. Next best is fairness.  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 09:39 PM   #44 
  - The Guardian covered this also in July of this year.  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 10:28 PM   #45 
  - media silence  hay rick   Aug-08-08 10:32 PM   #46 
  - Yes, "attests to their character" is correct.  madfloridian   Aug-08-08 11:02 PM   #47 
  - Cindy won't answer charges of LYING about when she and grandpappy started dating  Gabi Hayes   Aug-09-08 01:31 AM   #50 
  - k+r. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Aug-09-08 01:45 AM   #52 
  - Now is the best time to get this story out in media.  TexasObserver   Aug-09-08 12:49 PM   #55 
  - Lazy ass media! This needs to be out there. n/t  Little Star   Aug-09-08 01:17 PM   #56 
  - K&R  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Aug-09-08 02:27 PM   #57 
  - Vicki Iseman LOBBYIST is the one go after  kristyt   Aug-09-08 03:06 PM   #59 
     - heh. heh. ever read Wonkette? check this:  Gabi Hayes   Aug-09-08 04:04 PM   #62 
        - I doubt there was any Riding. McCain probably got the Nelson Rockefeller Special.  TexasObserver   Aug-10-08 09:40 AM   #63 

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