I had no idea
McCain likes to illustrate his moral fibre by referring to his five years as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam. And to demonstrate his commitment to family values, the 71-year-old former US Navy pilot pays warm tribute to his beautiful blonde wife, Cindy, with whom he has four children.
But there is another Mrs McCain who casts a ghostly shadow over the Senator’s presidential campaign. She is seldom seen and rarely written about, despite being mother to McCain’s three eldest children.
And yet, had events turned out differently, it would be she, rather than Cindy, who would be vying to be First Lady. She is McCain’s first wife, Carol, who was a famous beauty and a successful swimwear model when they married in 1965.
Please go read the whole article. It’s appalling what McCain did to his first wife.
And don’t expect to hear Palin talking to the press. She refuses to meet with the press.
According to Nicole Wallace of the McCain campaign, the American people don’t care whether Sarah Palin can answer specific questions about foreign and domestic policy. According to Wallace — in an appearance I did with her this morning on Joe Scarborough’s show — the American people will learn all they need to know (and all they deserve to know) from Palin’s scripted speeches and choreographed appearances on the campaign trail and in campaign ads.
What’s most sad is I *can* believe these two are the Republican choices. Sad state of affairs.
I want to know this: why don’t the Vice Presidential picks have to answer to the public the way the Presidential picks to? I spent all last fall following the candidates around New Hampshire asking them all kinds of questions on the Iraq War and terrorism. Why don’t the VPs have to trump the way the Ps did? Why aren’t the VPs held to the same standard? Why don’t we get to question them about their policies and belief systems?