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post #1 of 12
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On various sites all over the internet, much ado has been made of Mrs. McCain's wardrobe so I wanted to share a different view of her.

http://johnibiii.wordpress.com/2008/...-humanitarian/
"KIGALI, Rwanda — Cindy McCain’s first visit to this country, in 1994, was during the high season of roadblocks and machetes and shallow graves.

Following a call for help from Doctors Without Borders, McCain had assembled a medical team with the intention of setting up a mobile hospital in Rwanda. Arriving by private plane in mid-April, a couple of weeks into the massacres, she realized that the chaos made deploying her team impossible. At the airport, she paid for the use of a truck and set out for Goma in then-Zaire, where hundreds of thousands of refugees were also headed."

Here's an opinion piece written by Mrs. McCain
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1217...ays_us_opinion

http://www.time.com/time/politics/ar...rss-topstories
"It's not every aspiring First Lady whose comfort zone is a war zone, but such is the case for Cindy McCain, who left today on a mission to Georgia to assess the civilian casualties of the Russian invasion."
post #2 of 12
I've just found the article I was looking for about Cindy McCain: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...837242,00.html
It gives some insight into her humanitarian efforts, and there's no mention of her being a "clotheshorse".
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Originally Posted by jcat View Post
I've just found the article I was looking for about Cindy McCain: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...837242,00.html
It gives some insight into her humanitarian efforts, and there's no mention of her being a "clotheshorse".
Thank you. I also found this article http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...appy-offstage/ detailing some of the ups and downs in her life. I never knew she was a pilot and a race car driver until I heard it mentioned during the convention. She's quite an accomplished woman.
post #4 of 12
I applaud Cindy McCain's humanitarian efforts with other countries. And I'm glad that her wealth allows her to get out to assist those countries and she isn't using it for selfish needs.

I think that the bruhaha over her wardrobe is based on the theory that if she has enough money to afford a $300,000 outfit, that she is going to have a difficult time relating to the common person in America. Her necklace alone cost more than my house and my house isn't shabby. None of this takes away from her humanitarian efforts, it just puts a wedge between her and the common man.
post #5 of 12
I have a immense deal of respect for Cindy McCain, irregardless of the cost of her clothes. I remember reading articles similar to this in the past that made wonder how many people with money would put themselves in these situations. I have no doubt she would do us proud as First Lady.

http://www.limaohio.com/articles/mcc...rst_never.html
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
I applaud Cindy McCain's humanitarian efforts with other countries. And I'm glad that her wealth allows her to get out to assist those countries and she isn't using it for selfish needs.

I think that the bruhaha over her wardrobe is based on the theory that if she has enough money to afford a $300,000 outfit, that she is going to have a difficult time relating to the common person in America. Her necklace alone cost more than my house and my house isn't shabby. None of this takes away from her humanitarian efforts, it just puts a wedge between her and the common man.

I think the only thing that puts a wedge between her and the common man is the jealousy of the common man. Mrs. McCain has compassion for the poorest of the poor so her wealth obviously hasn't kept her from understanding the needs of those who are less fortunate than she is. She seems very unpretentious to me. Yes, she puts on her "Sunday best" on the campaign trail but she certainly isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves and get dirty.

You know, one time I donated a car (not fancy but not junk) and some other items to a family in need. I didn't seek glory for it but when some of the people involved in the process told others about it they gushed about it and honestly I found it embarrassing. However there were others who made snide remarks like "well so and so can afford to give more". They were jealous instead of just being happy for the family who was receiving the donation. People.
post #7 of 12
I think she is a wonderful women. God bless her and her husband.
post #8 of 12
These wardrobe flaps are much ado about nothing. What do they want? Pat Nixon and her cloth coat?

I think Ms McCain is quite an impressive person with impeccable character, and if she has impeccable taste to go along with that, more power to her.

Much was made of Nancy Reagan's lavish entertainments, Hillary Clinton's redecorating, and on and on for just about any first lady you care to name, with the possible above-named exception. It's just drawing attention away from what's really important.
post #9 of 12
I don't think anyone is jealous of her. I just think she wore the earrings at not the best moment. It was a bit Marie Antoinette of her.
I have nothing against her at all.
When she was attacked in 2000 for having an addiction to opiates after a surgery I thought that was pretty low. I thought it was courageous of her to beat her addiction and admit to it. She has done some good charity work which is always something I admire in a person.
She has faults like any human being but I think she must be a good mother because her children are all solid young adults which I think is great. I like that she is pro-choice regardless of her husband's position. I like that she keeps her money separate and made him sign a prenup.

She has her set of drawbacks like messing around with a married man and her comment about Russia and Alaska was not a bright moment but she has used her substantial wealth and connections to help people. I like her better than him.
post #10 of 12
More details about her troubles: A Tangled Story of Addiction I had no idea of the attempted extortion. She reminds me of Betty Ford in her honesty about her addiction. More power to her for opening up to authorities.
post #11 of 12
I've been reading all these pre-election threads in an effort to learn more about the US system and I have to say I haven't learned much at all. All I see is candidate bashing and wives of candidates bashing and "he said, she said" types of posts.

Are there actually any "issues" in this campaign? And if Cindy McCain can afford a more expensive dress or earrings, what on earth does that have to do with any political issues? If I could afford quality clothes I would be wearing them at EVERY photo opportunity. I would also have my hair done, my nails done, my makeup done, etc. etc. But none of that would have, or should have, any bearing on my husband's qualifications to lead the country. All this "dissing" of the candidates and their wives and families says more about the people doing the dissing than the candidates themselves IMO.

What a shame that important issues are being buried under all the bad-mouthing.
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
I've been reading all these pre-election threads in an effort to learn more about the US system and I have to say I haven't learned much at all. All I see is candidate bashing and wives of candidates bashing and "he said, she said" types of posts.

Are there actually any "issues" in this campaign? And if Cindy McCain can afford a more expensive dress or earrings, what on earth does that have to do with any political issues? If I could afford quality clothes I would be wearing them at EVERY photo opportunity. I would also have my hair done, my nails done, my makeup done, etc. etc. But none of that would have, or should have, any bearing on my husband's qualifications to lead the country. All this "dissing" of the candidates and their wives and families says more about the people doing the dissing than the candidates themselves IMO.

What a shame that important issues are being buried under all the bad-mouthing.
Yep, and there you have media/politics as usual in the USA. It's disgusting, it's embarassing, but it seems to be what the mainstream wants to hear about.
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