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Ear to the Ground

The Other Mrs. McCain

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Posted on Jun 9, 2008
John and Cindy McCain
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The Brits are in on the American election speculation game, judging by this Daily Mail article about John McCain’s first wife, Carol, which, despite reporter Sharon Churcher’s “tsk-tsk” tone about McCain’s possible philandering and his eventual wife-swap (enter Cindy, beer heiress, pictured), also allows that Carol McCain still cares about her ex-husband and supports him in his political ventures.


Mail Online:

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 didn’t 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.”’

Indeed, to many in their circle the saddest part of the break-up was Carol’s decision to resign herself to losing a man she says she still adores.

Friends confirm she has remained friends with McCain and backed him in all his campaigns. ‘He was very generous to her in the divorce but of course he could afford to be, since he was marrying Cindy,’ one observed.

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By Stan Merritt, July 15, 2008 at 12:36 pm Link to this comment
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I’m not a kook. I’ve worked on several presidential campaigns.  I’ve owned a major ad agency for 30 years. John needs a theme to build on week after week:

      THE LESS YOU KNOW ABOUT OBAMA
        THE BETTER HE LOOKS!

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By Purple Girl, June 10, 2008 at 4:51 am Link to this comment

As a Child of Divorce caused by infidelity I have an Ax to grind with those who place their own Desires above their Childrens. I loved myfather very much but could not shed a Tear when his 2nd wife began screwing aound on him too.Big F*cking surprise. the Alllegation of Mac trying to pick up on other women and using the Services of Prostitutes is Proof of his Self centeredness. Did You USE a CONDOM? or did you take Shit home jepordizing your Wives’ health Too? A real self acrificing ‘hero’.
Sen Obama needs to name a VP which will cut the legs out from Mac’s Facade immediately. Not only as a True Republican,But as a War hero and a Patriot and a man of Real Values…..some one who will cause him to reveal the True McCain..Stand back and watch him Implode.

OBAMA/HAGEL ‘08

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By PatrickHenry, June 9, 2008 at 5:16 pm Link to this comment

McCain pales in comparison to Ron Paul.

The real Republican party is backing the wrong horse.

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By Johnny, June 9, 2008 at 1:53 pm Link to this comment
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This is just another example of how “family Values” is just a political catch phrase for the Republican party!!

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