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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 12:17 PM
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Let the record show McCain's cheating past,CST-NWS-m...

Voters entitled to know the good, bad and ugly

September 16, 2008

BY MARY MITCHELL Sun-Times Columnist

Suppose Barack Obama had dumped a crippled wife and married a beer heiress one month after the divorce.

Do you really think he wouldn't have been tripped up by such a scandalous past?

The Republicans would have had a field day mocking his character.

But John McCain's tawdry personal history is rarely mentioned.

Carol, McCain's first wife, wasn't even a comma in the video presentation about McCain's life that was shown to millions of viewers during the Republican convention.

But it was Carol who was left behind to take care of the couple's three children while McCain served his country.

And it was Carol who stuck with McCain during his long incarceration in a Vietnam prison camp.

If McCain is a war hero, then Carol is a war heroine.

Yet she was written off when McCain fell in love with a younger woman. snip

Under normal circumstances, I'd say you shouldn't hold something that happened 35 years ago against someone.

Except, McCain has argued his case for leading the nation based in part on heroic acts that took place four decades ago.

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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 12:28 PM
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1. Agreed.
It was cowardly, what he did to his first wife. Especially after all those years that he was gone, she still hung on to hope that he would be rescued from Vietnam. She still loved and supported him once he came home.

Another thing I think that should be looked at, is his mental health. Being in Vietnam was bad enough, then he was imprisoned and tortured. That has GOT to leave some emotional mark, I would think. I don't know, I wasn't there.
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AngMic Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 12:50 PM
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2. the rest of the record
Since McCain has made his military career part of the record it should be noted that at the time he was having his affair with Cindy adultery was still considered "Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman" Funny MaCain leaves that out of the story.
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