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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:41 PM
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Cindy McCain
Edited on Thu Jul-31-08 09:46 PM by madaboutharry
Let me first say that there isn't anything about this woman that I like. She strikes me as a first class snob. But there is a part of me that feels sorry for her. When I see her on television I always think that I am looking at a very unhappy and depressed woman. There probably are very few here on DU who would have any empathy for her. I certainly don't even think she is a good person. But I do think her husband treats her very badly and that her marriage is now one of convenience. She almost never smiles and seems kind of afraid of him.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:42 PM
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1. She also plasters on the make up like a trollop.
Edited on Thu Jul-31-08 09:43 PM by IanDB1

"I think you're getting a little thin up top, dear."
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:08 PM
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9. buzzkill.
Way to ruin a precious moment.

:rofl:
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:44 PM
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2. I felt really bad for her when she talked about going to a beach house...
...all by herself to recover from her stroke ~ and then how she got talked into the campaign. imo she should've put herself first and stayed where she was.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:11 PM
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10. She would have been better off escaping to a de-programmer. n/t
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:45 PM
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3. She has a real hard edge to her
I agree that she doesn't seem happy.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:12 PM
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12. Cindy McCain looks fine...
Edited on Thu Jul-31-08 10:15 PM by IanDB1

Moisturize me!



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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:13 PM
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13. ...
:rofl:
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:25 PM
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15. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK ! n/t
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:46 PM
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4. She has the money for the best therapists in the world...
Save your pity for people with depression and other mental illnesses that don't have access to this kind of care.

That's my opinion on the matter, anyway.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:26 PM
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16. She Needs a Hot Cabana Boy Named Juan ! n/t
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:46 PM
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5. She could and should have put her foot down to stop this farce
Edited on Thu Jul-31-08 09:53 PM by grantcart
Think this through - this campaign is going to wear him down and significantly shorten his life - maybe that's what she wants.


But if he wins by producing some unbelievable scare or hate filled tactic then by January 20th there will be the biggest buyers remorse ever in the history of the country.

McCain will enter office, should he win, with no honeymoon and a built in hostility that has not been seen since Nixon.

Even the Republicans will want him to die as soon as possible so that the VP takes over.


It seems to me that politician wives' have a special responsibility to put their foot down and say no. All she had to say is you run this time and I file for divorce and it would be over.

While I take your point overall, she is a volunteer and whatever comes her way she should have seen. Just ask General Powell's wife.


on edit


What has been more or less overlooked is the fact that she admits that she has real mental problems that hang over from her stroke, including severe short term memory loss.

Now what kind of an ass puts their wife through all of the difficulties she has to go through during the campaign when she isn't working on all 6 cylanders??





http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/2008/02/shoul...

Should Cindy McCain's Brain Damage Be A Campaign Issue?
By palmbeachmaven - February 24, 2008, 2:16PM

I don't know whether Americans care if the First Lady is mentally disabled - that's a question for McCain's pollsters.
What I want to know is why McCain would even subject his poor wife to the rigors of a presidential campaign and worldwide scrutiny in the first place. The question speaks directly to McCain's personal cruelty and unbridled ambition.

Although the true extent of the brain damage has not been publicly disclosed, Cindy McCain's 2004 stroke is not a secret.

In a very flattering September 2007 interview in <i>More</i>, Paul Alexander wrote about the stroke damage:


"In conversation, she will occasionally have trouble remembering certain facts, especially from the recent past, and if you look closely you realize she cannot make her right hand into a complete fist, which has affected her handwriting, if not her ability to grasp a gearshift knob. "It's not bad," she says, describing the damage to her hand. "I can function. I have short-term memory loss. I can remember all the major details of my life, but I sometimes can't remember what happened last week."

"MCCAIN: I was the one at home that everyone came to to program their computers, fix their phones, do anything electrical, technical, anything on the computer. I can't get near it now. I'm overwhelmed by it.

And it's weird for me. And I might also say, I suffer from migraines also. And your last caller that called in -- and I just had an episode about a week and a half ago, where I didn't know, I thought I was having another stroke. It was a different kind of...


KING: Has the senator been very sympathetic?

MCCAIN: Yes. And I -- please don't -- let me explain that. He was very confused in the beginning. He didn't -- like everyone in the family, how could it happen to my wife? I'm 18 years older than she is. It doesn't happen to someone that's younger than you are. So on his behalf, I think he's trying to understand all this. It's a lot for him to take in."

In October 2007, Cindy McCain was hobbling around South Carolina as the result of a fall down in a Phoenix grocery store. Was her fall caused by her brain damage? Is the question any of our business?

Inevitably, the issue of the extent of Cindy McCain's brain damage will enter the public arena. So far, Mrs McCain has only had to field softballs lobbed at her by sympathetic journalists. Can the McCain campaign limit her public appearances to three-minute soundbites until November? I don' think so, not in today's political environment.

Some wag is bound to suggest a debate between Michelle and Cindy. And the jokes and parodies are bound to get a lot meaner from there.

Why, Senator McCain, would you do this to your wife?

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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:46 PM
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6. my grandmother says that she always looks uncomfortable
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wurzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:50 PM
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7. She always reminds me of "Stepford Wives".
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:52 PM
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8. The contrast between her and Michelle Obama couldn't be greater.
Michelle seems so warm, friendly, intelligent, and genuinely in love with her husband. Cindy not at all.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:11 PM
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11. She reminds me of Nancy Reagan
stand by your man, stare adoringly at him, defend him to the death.
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Duder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:14 PM
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14. Maybe she grew up afraid...
If your dad has mob ties it's understandable.
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Chloroplast Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:28 PM
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17. I feel sorry for her. She behaves like an abused wife.
I'm not saying McCain beats his wife but she looks like she may be on the receiving end of verbal and/or emotional abuse. You'd think that because she controls the purse strings that Macca would fall in line; she must live a very lonely existence.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-01-08 03:25 PM
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18. I can't believe she just keeps following him around like a whipped puppy...
He doesn't even allow her to walk ahead of him, or bother to glance at her most times when they exit a stage. It's painful to watch.

She doesn't need him to support her and her children ~ what in the world is the draw?!?
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-01-08 03:27 PM
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19. She is dickipedia's newest entry.
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