Saturday, August 30, 2008

McCain's own Family Values

Is the character and marital history of a man who offers himself for hte highest office in this nation worth examining? My conservative friends accuse me of being “nasty.”

Is it not curious that the social conservative “family values” crowd holding srict application of bible passages to denigrate gays can so easily overlook the adulterous behavior of their standard bearer John McCain.

McCain “chased” (Cindy’s own word) Cindy Hensley while still marrried to his wife Carol. Although McClain claims in his autobiography that “Months” separated his divorce and his new marriage, actually it was five weeks.

The divorce was granted April 2, 1980, and he wed Hensley in a private ceremony five weeks later. McCain obtained an Arizona marriage license on March 6, 1980, while still legally married to his first wife.

His wife Carol was blindsided by John’s asking for a diivorce and so distraught that the Reagans took her under their care with the help of friends.

In a television interview with Jay Leno on the "Tonight Show," Cindy McCain joked about how the Navy captain had pursued her. "He kind of chased me around . . . the hors d'oeuvre table," she said. "I was trying to get something to eat and I thought, 'This guy's kind of weird.' I was kind of trying to get away from him.”

McCain wrote in his court petition that he and his wife had "cohabited" until Jan. 7 of that year -- or for the first nine months of his relationship with Hensley.

John McCain was 42; Cindy was 24. Is it not curious how a man who prides himself on his principles while running for President can have it both ways with the party of “family values”?

It is not adultery that is a threat to family values. It is those gays that the bible more clearly condemns. They are the ones that really scare us.


Blogger Steve Brody said...


I certainly am concerned about the activities you state regarding McCain and his past and the lack of values. I wonder whether we actually have ANY politician that exhibits proper family & personal values?

Is it true that.....power corrupts, absolutely. And that the temptation for mortals, humans, is just too strong when you have this much influence to believe that you are above the law or above normal values?

Witness the recent admissions by John Edwards after so resolutely denying any of this type of activity.

What about the prior activities of Pres. Clinton? And the huge popularity that he maintained after? Do we as Americans just not care enough about these values?

What about Hillary? How could she just stand by her man and support all this of his denials of "I never had sex with that woman." Or was it rather a calculation at that time, that she was planning a run for national office and a separation or divorce would preclude that?

So what do we know about Barack Obama on this subject? Or has he not been in an influential position, nationally, long enough to drink at the hose of temptation and power? What will come out on him or in the future?

Sounds like a pretty jaded view, but my comments are just based on too numerous observations of empirical evidence of what happens when people are in power long enough!!

Would be interested in your thoughts.

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