I had this sent to me in an e-mail. Those who have heard me know I think both candidates are seriouysly flawed (with Obama being far more flawed.) I think I have found a better candidate - John Mccain's better half! Naturally, all of the pictures substantiating this article did not copy over.
[COLOR="Blue"]Bet you would have never guessed this one! [/COLOR]
There was an article in the Wall Street Journal on Cindy McCain, John's wife. All I ever saw was this attractive woman standing beside John. I was surprised how talented and involved with world problems she is. This is a summary of the article.
She graduated from Southern Cal and was a special-needs teacher.
After her Dad died she became involved with his beer distributing firm and is now the chairwoman . Sales have doubled since she has taken over from her father.
They have a marriage prenuptial agreement, her assets remain separate. She is involved around the world clearing land mines - travels to these countries on a detonation team and service on their board.
They have a 19 year old serving in Iraq, another son in the Naval Academy, a daughter recently graduated from Columbia Univ., an adopted daughter in high school, and a son who is the finance guy at the beer firm.
Raised kids in Phoenix, Az. rather than WashingtonDC. (better atmosphere) He commuted.
In 1991, Mrs. McCain came across a girl in an orphanage in Bangladesh. Mother Teresa implored Mrs. McCain to take the baby with severe cleft palate. She did so without first telling her husband. The couple adopted the girl who has had a dozen operations to repair her cleft palate and other medical problems.
They have a Family Foundation for children's causes.
She's active with 'Halo Trust' - to clear land mines, provide water and food in war ravaged and developing countries.
She will join an overseas mission of 'Operation Smile', a charity for corrective surgery on children's faces.
She has had two back surgeries and became addicted to pain killers. She talks openly about it which she says is part of the recovery process.< O:P>
I'm surprised the media is so quiet about her attributes. She sounds more capable than Hillary or Obama. We would really get two for the price of one. A person with business and international experience.
John did work for the firm for awhile when he left the Navy. She, however, has the real business experience. Very interesting.
Also, Michelle Obama says they give to CARE. Cindy McCain is on the CARE Board of Directors.
A TRUE AMERICAN LADY WE WOULD ALL BE PROUD OF!!!!
Like those on the left who (rightly) declare the hypocrisy of a Republican (or worse yet Conservative) who promotes family values and then gets caught in a compromising situation, most Republicans / Conservatives deplore the hypocrisy of Democrats / Liberals who don't practice what they preach (can anyone say Ted Kennedy and his tuna fleet, the wind power producers he nixed or the fortress that keeps the common folk out or Gore's unGreen lifestyle, etc). At least here, with one of the four is someone who seems to be doing things honorably.
If I did a write in campaign for Mrs. McCain, would John get the vote.