John McCain, the adulterer, obtained a marriage license for his second marriage before his first marriage was over. His first wife, disfigured in a life-threatening car accident while he was a POW, gave him a trouble-free divorce after John agreed to pay her medical bills for her life. Or, after Cindy agreed to pay her medical bills for life. McCain was also one of five senators bribed by Charles Keating to help protect his Lincoln Savings and Loan Association from investigations by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
Cindy’s father was an ex-con who made money in beer distributing and was looking for some legitimacy on the Arizona social scene, which led to Cindy’s marriage to John. Cindy says she was an only child even though she has two half-sisters. The daughter of her father, Kathleen Portalski was at the Hensley home regularly for birthdays and holidays and Cindy’s father even gave Portalski away at her wedding. For some strange reason, Cindy’s father left Portalski out of his will except for a few thousand bucks. Cindy has never offered to share her father’s fortune with her father’s other daughter or even acknowledge her, but John’s son from his previous marriage, Andrew, is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Hensley & Company. Cindy had an addiction to painkillers in the late 80’s and early 90’s and had a doctor at her non-profit write illegal prescriptions to feed her addiction.
Sarah Palin is under investigation for having the boss of her brother-in-law fired after he would not fire her brother-in-law who was embroiled in a difficult divorce with Palin’s sister. Now, Palin’s 17 year-old daughter is pregnant despite Palin being an advocate of abstinence-only education, which has been proven not to work – as illustrated in Palin’s own case. So, Palin has an infant son with Down Syndrome and a five-month pregnant daughter in high school and thinks she should be spending her time campaigning for McCain rather than focusing on her family.
The Republicans have really offered up some winners this year.
Now, the Conservatives will claim again and again as each of these little landmines emerge that these private affairs have no bearing on their ability to lead the country.
Do you think they would have the same reaction if even a fraction of private poor-judgment was shown on the Democratic side? Remember how they tried to tear Clinton limb from limb? If John Edwards were on our ticket, those fundamentalists would be throwing stones from their glass houses without hesitation.
How hyprocritical, yet typical, that in the face of all these unchristian activities by those who head their political party, the Conservatives and Republicans ignore these issues, sweep them under the rug or even congratulate these people.
McCain’s slogan is “Country First” yet he completely abdicated such values when he chose Palin – the political equivalent of a second-grader – for his running-mate because he thought her uterus could help him win yet knew her empty head wouldn’t challenge him. He did not put Country First, he put his own political ambitions first.
Repubs – open your eyes for chrissakes. It’s time stop lying and ignoring and have the strength to call a spade a spade. McCain is not only bad for your party, he’s bad for the country and the sooner you realize this the sooner you can stop perpetrating these attacks on the American way of life and the American Dream by electing unConstitutional, amoral douchebags like Bush, Cheney, McCain and, now, Palin.