Saturday, June 28, 2008

Cindy McCain as a One Percenter

This is from the current issue of Newsweek, in which the cover story is a profile of Cindy McCain, wife of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. The story is by Holly Bailey.

"When [her Marine son] Jimmy was in Iraq during the primary season, Cindy, like every mother whose son is at war, lived to hear his voice. She kept her BlackBerry in her hands at all times so she wouldn't miss his call. When she went on stage, she would hand the phone to a campaign aide who would stand with it in her line of sight. "She slept with that BlackBerry in her hand," says [her friend Sharon] Harper. Earlier this year Cindy approached the senator backstage at a campaign event. She was on the brink of tears. "He called," she told McCain. "I missed it." It was a rare moment of emotion for a woman who had vowed that, this time around, she would keep her tears in check whenever callous reporters were near."

I can sympathize. When Mark was on his last tour in Iraq, our day literally didn't begin until he called. It was devastating to miss one.

Regardless of politics, a Mom with a son at war is still a Mom with a son at war.


kbug said...

I vowed to keep my emotions in check this time, too. So much for that idea. I feel for her...I know how it feels to miss a call.

Thanks for posting this, I hadn't seen it..... :)

Infantry Dad said...

It seems that Senator McCain has changed his tune on Iraq, claiming that his time table is to have combat troops out by 2013.
i recall a few months back when he said we would be there as long as it took to win the war.
something like five hundred years if need be.
How unlike a politician to change his story to get votes.