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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-08 02:46 PM
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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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