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In front of reporters no less.

If TTG ever called me such a vile name, I’d knee him in the bollocks and punch him in the nose.

What a lot of people want to know, is why this hasn’t made the news? Can you imagine the furore (English spelling, leave it alone), if the media found out that Obama had called his wife a c*nt in public?

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  • bam
    June 21
    5:13 pm

    here’s the set-up. they were having a luncheon with some reporters and Cindy playfully made fun of McNutty’s thinning hair. McNutty snapped and responded, “At least I don’t plaster on the trollop, you c*nt!” I think when someone asked him about it during a town hall meeting, he said something about smears and lies.

    check it out.

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  • Emma
    June 21
    5:30 pm

    I assume it hasn’t made the news because it happened back in 1992…

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  • bam
    June 21
    5:49 pm

    Yes, Emma, but it does show a creepy precedent. It means he’s got a nasty temper and if he can actually call his wife that word… do we want this man as our president? Epic fail.

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  • From the U.S. Veteran Dispatch website, here’s an enlightening article about McCain’s divorce from his first wife: http://www.usvetdsp.com/mcaindiv.htm
    and to be balanced, one about Obama’s family history and known religious alliances: http://www.usvetdsp.com/dec06/obama_muslim.htm

    Be advised, neither article is very flattering.

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  • Oh dear lord and lady.

    This is going to be a fun election year.

    And by “fun”, I mean Fucked Up and Nervewracking.

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  • bam
    June 21
    8:25 pm

    dude, so apparently, as soon as McCain got back from the war, he divorced his crippled wife and shacked up with the beer heiress. Awesome!

    Yes, that man will serve as America’s moral compass jes fine…

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  • Bam, it’s better than having a black man in office, to some of them.

    *sigh*

    And so many people of my generation (I’m 23) think that racism is dead. They’re in for a huuuuge surprise.

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  • Dorothy Mantooth
    June 21
    9:04 pm

    Actually, it HAS made the news, which is why we’re discussing it to begin with. And it isn’t a bigger story because it was reported in a tell-all Kitty-Kelley-esque book, and it’s based on the claims of three anonymous reporters who claim it happened in 1992. With them in the room. And apparently they never reported it, which is totally believable considering how reporters like to keep juicy news to themselves.

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  • Shoshona
    June 21
    9:16 pm

    The links to the two articles are from one of the guys behind the “Swiftboating” of John Kerry. I would consider a bag of dog poop to be a more reliable source.

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  • Eli
    June 21
    10:09 pm

    I’ve been trying to shorten my insanely long response to those two articles. So important to know the source of the information. (Thanks Shoshana, I knew the name was familiar but couldn’t find specific info.) Facts can be sprinkled in and twisted into just about anything. I make a point to get my information from multiple sources, verify with source documents when available, and know the bias of the source. I wish others would do the same.

    Many years ago I sat through an interview with John McCain at the Pacific NW Bookfest as part of his pub tour for Faith of My Fathers. I stood in line to get a copy of the book signed for my Dad, a Vietnam Veteran. At the time I wrote Cindy McCain’s frozen demeanour off as a product of her class and status as a political wife. Now I wonder if there was more to her frozen smile and complete lack of movement.

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  • Dorothy Mantooth
    June 21
    10:15 pm

    At the time I wrote Cindy McCain’s frozen demeanour off as a product of her class and status as a political wife. Now I wonder if there was more to her frozen smile and complete lack of movement.

    Considering the fact that she was addicted to prescription drugs at the time, there probably was, yes. She became addicted in 1989 after having back troubles and surgery to alleviate them; by the time Faith was published she was stealing drugs, her addiction was so out-of-control.

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  • Now I wonder if there was more to her frozen smile and complete lack of movement.

    Yeah. Plastic surgery, I’m guessing.

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  • I can’t really say I put much store in either one of those articles, considering the source, but I if my husband ever called me that, I’d be a widow.

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  • KayCee
    June 22
    4:56 am

    Isn’t the key word here ALLEGEDLY?

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  • I can’t imagine if he’d really said this within hearing of reporters back in ’92 that we’d only be hearing of it now.

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  • Whether or not McCain called his wife a cunt, he has made his feelings about women perfectly clear by not showing up to vote for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

    The act was named for Lily Ledbetter, who was paid unfairly by Goodyear Tire Co for nineteen years before she discovered that she’d been making as much as 40% less than her male coworkers. The Supreme Court ruled that Ledbetter had 180 days from the first discriminatory paycheck she received (back in 1979?) to sue, whether she knew about the discrimination, or not.

    As I understand it, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act would have started the 180 days at the most recent unfair paycheck. Clinton and Obama both left the campaign trail to show up for this vote. McCain said “I am all in favor of pay equity for women…This kind of legislation…opens us up for lawsuits, for all kinds of problems…”

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  • bam
    June 22
    4:05 pm

    As I understand it, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act would have started the 180 days at the most recent unfair paycheck. Clinton and Obama both left the campaign trail to show up for this vote. McCain said “I am all in favor of pay equity for women…This kind of legislation…opens us up for lawsuits, for all kinds of problems…”

    Why should women get equal pay? They’re women. Pfft… you’re silly. You’re silly.

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  • sallahdog
    June 22
    8:25 pm

    exactly, vote or don’t vote for someone on the basis of their actions and positions. The personal mudslinging gets a bit much with the political campaigns.

    I will be voting for Obama, but I get squicky when people start talking about McCains first marriage. It wasn’t just his wife who went through the wringer physically and emotionally. A lot of marriages couldn’t have stood up to those pressures. It seems his first wife still has friendly feelings for him, and frankly I am not voting for or against someone over whether or not they are a great husband (or wife)… I have a husband, I am not looking to fill that position..

    McCain is too in the pocket of the Old boys club, and old boys don’t want women or uppity minorities to have a place at the table… So I feel they don’t represent me…

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  • The personal mudslinging gets a bit much with the political campaigns.

    I was just going to get all smug and superior over you Americans letting your media choose your president for you. But then I remembered I’m Canadian, and we do the exact freaking same thing.

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