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I Know It’s Shocking, But

Cindy McCain’s trip to Georgia has nothing to do with her husband, or American politics. Petulant at Shakesville notes that she is there in support of the UN’s World Food Program relief effort.

Just because she’s a married woman doesn’t mean that everything she does is related to her husband.


1 Michael { 08.26.08 at 11:17 pm }

Cindy McCain’s trip to Georgia has nothing to do with her husband, or American politics.

And I’ve got some oceanfront property in Iowa I’m looking to unload.

Of course Cindy McCain’s trip to Georgia is political. The woman, like her husband, probably despises the U.N. Certainly she is unlikely ever to have had anything to do with it before hastily signing up for this trip. She doesn’t have any history that I’m aware of for advocacy on the world stage–except, perhaps, for getting more people to drink beer, which is unlikely to be difficult to do in Georgia these days, though I rather doubt the locals would respond well to any of the brews she’s going to be able to peddle.

2 Bryan { 08.27.08 at 12:22 am }

Michael, she is on the boards of a number of charities and has been for decades. She adopted the little girl that Karl Rove used to smear McCain in 2000 on a trip to Bangladesh.

She gives a lot of money to those charities and spends a lot of time traveling to the places where they work. She did it before McCain started running for President, and continues to do it. In some circles, that’s what wealthy women do with their time.

3 cookie jill { 08.27.08 at 1:19 am }

Better than shopping for shoes….

4 Michael { 08.27.08 at 8:15 am }

As far as I know, the only charity board she’s on is one for children with cleft palates. Which qualifies her to observe the situation in Georgia how?

5 Bryan { 08.27.08 at 9:33 am }

She’s there as a board member from CARE which is associated with the World Food Program. I don’t think she likes campaigning very much.

Yes, Jill, she does seem to do more than our Secretary of State.

6 mapaghimagsik { 08.27.08 at 4:07 pm }

Well at least things that McCain can take credit for…

7 Bryan { 08.27.08 at 7:23 pm }

I believe the formula in politics is that the pol gets credit for what their spouse does that’s good, but bad moves are the spouse’s problem. I’ve noticed that among the political media, if the pol is a male, even his bad moves are the spouse’s problem.