“Early in Senator John McCain’s first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers.
A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff members to block the woman’s access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity”
The lucky gal, Vicki Iseman, looks eerily like McCain’s wife. Creepy! Men are so weird. Okay – got that out of the way. Now the meat of the matter. Why am I blogging about this? Because it’s ridiculous. Well, not entirely ridiculous, she’s a lobbyist so there are some ethical issues involved. Here’s what’s ridiculous – that this even matters. Politicians are people too. Maybe if we weren’t so hyper-critical they would be better leaders. Maybe if they could all divorce their wives and be truly happy they would be better leaders.
Look at Hillary and Bill. Makes me sick. They probably haven’t slept together in 20 years. It’s one of the reasons why I can’t respect her – because when the Lewinksy affair went down I naturally assumed she would leave him. Does anyone remember the blue dress? And the cigar? But, nope. She stayed. Yuck. Who does that? Who walks around in the public eye with everyone knowing you aren’t getting any from your husband? She should have left him years ago. But they’re together because they’re political partners – nothing more. And anyone who thinks otherwise is stupid, blind or both.
So here’s what we’re telling our daughters and sons:
Stay with cheating husband = good, now you can run for President.
Cheat on wife = very, very, very bad.
Divorce wife so you don’t have to cheat on her = even worse.
Poor McCain. I’m an Obama girl but I also respect McCain. And actually voted for him when he was running against Satan’s Minion. This election year I was looking forward to a fair fight. I hope we all just ignore this story and not turn it into a national rucous.
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