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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 09:58 AM
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Cindy McCain claimed she met Mother Teresa - She never did
http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/95b18512-d5b...

Promoting Adoption

In 1993, John McCain and his wife, Cindy, adopted a little girl from Mother Teresa's orphanage in Bangladesh. She has been a blessing to the McCain family and helped make adoption advocacy a personal issue for the Senator.

The McCain family experience is not unique; millions of families have had their lives transformed by the adoption of a child. As president, motivated by his personal experience, John McCain will seek ways to promote adoption as a first option for women struggling with a crisis pregnancy. In the past, he cosponsored legislation to prohibit discrimination against families with adopted children, to provide adoption education, and to permit tax deductions for qualified adoption expenses, as well as to remove barriers to interracial and inter-ethnic adoptions.

http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2008/08/20/watch... /

Cindy McCain's past is the latest to be questioned after errors were found.

By Alexandra Marks | August 20, 2008 edition

The latest embellishments come from the McCain camp. Cindy McCain has repeatedly referred to herself as an only child. This week came news that she actually has two half sisters, although apparently she had very little contact with them.

The McCain campaign had also put out the story that Mother Teresa convinced Cindy to bring home two orphans from Bangladesh in 1991.

Mrs. McCain, it turns out, never met Mother Teresa on that trip. (Once contacted by the Monitor, the campaign revised the story on its website.) snip

The story about Mother Teresa convincing Mrs. McCain to bring home two children from an orphanage in Bangladesh has been retold many times. Initially, the About Cindy McCain page on the McCain campaign website read: Mother Teresa convinced Cindy to take two babies in need of medical attention to the United States. One of those babies is now their adopted daughter, 16-year-old Bridget McCain.

The media picked up the theme. A story earlier this year on ABCs Good Morning America stated, With Mother Teresas encouragement she brought her fourth child, Bridget, home. An April 2008 Wall Street Journal profile states that Mother Teresa implored Cindy to bring the girls to the United States. Other articles say Cindy did it at the behest of Mother Teresa.

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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 09:59 AM
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1. Lying must come as naturally to Repugs as breathing.....
..... They just can't help themselves!

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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 10:00 AM
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2. Perhaps it was the stolen drugs that made her imagine M. Teresa speaking to her?
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 10:01 AM
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3. That and her Cookie controversy
I guess these McPoseurs really have a problem telling the truth.
It's a sickness.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 10:01 AM
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4. I've been wondering where they keep this adopted 16 yr old daughter
Edited on Sun Aug-24-08 10:02 AM by notadmblnd
A room in the basement? I've never seen pictures or mention of her. She doesn't travel with them. What is she, a servant?
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 10:04 AM
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6. And is it one or two orphans?
Sometimes I read one. Other times the article says two.

Maybe McCain really does have trouble with numbers?

Don
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 12:49 PM
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12. McLame can't remember
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 10:13 AM
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8. She does not fit the mold of the perfect republican family (pics)
Edited on Sun Aug-24-08 10:14 AM by SoCalDem
Bridget..

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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 11:28 AM
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10. I guess it'sthree strikes and you're out with these people.
She's not thin, attractive or pasty white. I guess my assumption of keeping her locked in the basement was correct?
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 10:04 AM
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5. She was high on goof balls, in her defense!
She remembered the time she and Mother Teresa ran through sniper fire to get buttloads of Oxycontin, then Mother Teresa drew a cross in the sand, then they had cucumber sandwiches.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 10:06 AM
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7. They're a sweet couple. He has Solzhenitsyn's Cross and she has Mother Teresa. //nt
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 10:14 AM
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9. Someone needs to tell her she isn't in the board room anymore where
you get to lie your ass off and no one will call you on it.

Old habits are hard to break.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 12:05 PM
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11. K&R big #5!1 n/t
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 12:53 PM
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13. "But John McCain was a POW!"
This will undoubtedly by the McCain camp's response.
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trthnd4jstc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 01:21 PM
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14. Well a few years ago, I met a mother named Teresa. N/T
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 02:02 PM
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15. Kick...
(God, the McCains SUCK)


:kick:
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 02:05 PM
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16. She ate Mother teresa...
...and absorbed her soul.

Stupid Frodo should never have given her that damned ring, I tell you.
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 02:11 PM
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17. They were both POWs at the time, too
that's the ticket..
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