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Cindy McCain Praises Diana as 'Inspiration'
London Times ^ | June 25, 2008 | Ben MacIntyre

Posted on 06/25/2008 4:54:27 PM PDT by Cecily

The woman who wants to be the next Republican First Lady pledged today to expand her humanitarian work if she makes it into the White House, taking inspiration from the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Speaking ahead of a political fundraiser in London tonight, Cindy McCain said that she felt "very honoured" to serve on the boad of the Halo Trust, the Anglo-American anti-landmine charity endorsed by Diana and which organised her controversial walk through an Angolan minefield in 1997, the year of her death.

Speaking to The Times, Mrs McCain said of Diana: "She was (a) great inspiration to me and to the British people as well. She was a remarkable person and had a loving heart.”

Ms McCain's London fundraiser was expected to raise at least $500,000 for her husband, John McCain, who needs every penny he can get to match the superior financial firepower of his Democratic opponent, Barack Obama.

In an interview to be published in Times2 tomorrow, Mrs McCain spoke of the problems she faces reconciling her domestic life and charity commitments with being the wife of a presidential candidate. “I won’t lie to you and say that I always enjoy the campaigning, but when the days get a little long and I get a little frustrated, I remind myself that I have a ringside seat on American history,” she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2008; cindymccain; diana; landmine; mccain
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Cindy's hitting the campaign trail.
1 posted on 06/25/2008 4:54:28 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Cecily

Michelle Obama thinks Princess Diana was a cracker. She prefers Lil Kim as her role model.


2 posted on 06/25/2008 4:57:22 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Just a bitter South Carolinian clinging to my religion and guns.)
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To: Cecily
ROFLMAO, maybe she would prefer a rich Muslim!
3 posted on 06/25/2008 4:58:51 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (McCain will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: Cecily

4 posted on 06/25/2008 4:59:42 PM PDT by littlehouse36 (Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie & John McCain!)
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To: Cecily

Oh, dear.


5 posted on 06/25/2008 5:01:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: littlehouse36

I guess that she has put away the Hillary broach with a bird on a large pearl. They were the rage when Hillary was in the White House and every RINO had one when being interviewed or taped on TV.


6 posted on 06/25/2008 5:03:10 PM PDT by keving
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To: littlehouse36

I guess that she has put away the Hillary broach with a bird on a large pearl. They were the rage when Hillary was in the White House and every RINO had one when being interviewed or taped on TV.


7 posted on 06/25/2008 5:03:19 PM PDT by keving
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To: littlehouse36

I guess that she has put away the Hillary broach with a bird on a large pearl. They were the rage when Hillary was in the White House and every RINO had one when being interviewed or taped on TV.


8 posted on 06/25/2008 5:03:28 PM PDT by keving
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To: Cecily

Let me guess, and she wants world peace.

I don’t fault her for this, it’s expected. I still don’t like these types of comments, no matter who makes them.


9 posted on 06/25/2008 5:03:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne ( I say no to the Hillary Clinton wing of the Republican party. Not now or ever, John McCain...)
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To: littlehouse36

I guess that she has put away the Hillary broach with a bird on a large pearl. They were the rage when Hillary was in the White House and every RINO had one when being interviewed or taped on TV.


10 posted on 06/25/2008 5:03:42 PM PDT by keving
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To: littlehouse36
My friend sent me this email:

"There was an article in the Wall Street Journal on Cindy McCain, John's wife. All I ever saw was this attractive woman standing beside John. I was surprised how talented and involved with world problems she is. This is a summary of the article.

She graduated from Southern Cal and was a special-needs teacher.

After her Dad died she became involved with his beer distributing firm and is now the chairwoman. Sales have doubled since she has taken over from her father.

They have a marriage prenuptial agreement, her assets remain separate. She is involved around the world clearing land mines - travels to these countries on a detonation team and service on their board.

They have a 19 year old serving in Iraq, another son in the Naval Academy, a daughter recently graduated from Columbia Univ., an adopted daughter in high school, and a son who is the finance guy at the beer firm.

Raised kids in Phoenix, AZ rather than Washington DC.(better atmosphere) He commuted.

In 1991, Mrs. McCain came across a girl in an orphanage in Bangladesh. Mother Teresa implored Mrs. McCain to take the baby with severe cleft palate. She did so without first telling her husband. The couple adopted the girl who has had a dozen operations to repair her cleft palate and other medical problems.

They have a Family Foundation for children's causes.

She's active with 'Halo Trust' - to clear land mines, provide water and food in war ravaged and developing countries.

She will join an overseas mission of 'Operation Smile', a charity for corrective surgery on children's faces.

She has had two back surgeries and became addicted to pain killers. She talks openly about it which she says is part of the recovery process.

I'm surprised the media is so quiet about her attributes. She sounds more capable than other candidates.We would really get two for the price of one. A person with business and international experience. John did work for the firm for awhile when he left the Navy. She, however, has the real business experience. Very interesting."

11 posted on 06/25/2008 5:03:55 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Cecily

Well, if you like sluts.


12 posted on 06/25/2008 5:04:52 PM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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To: Hildy
I also found this interesting:

Though afraid of flying, Cindy bought a plane, earned her pilot license (all without telling John) and became his campaign pilot during his run for the Senate in the late '80s. During the current campaign, she regularly introduces John at events and is almost always at his side.

13 posted on 06/25/2008 5:07:01 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Amazing you know what Mrs. Obama thinks and whom she prefers.


14 posted on 06/25/2008 5:07:38 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Amazing you know what Mrs. Obama thinks and whom she prefers.


15 posted on 06/25/2008 5:07:40 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Cecily

Oh good. Here comes the Mrs.


16 posted on 06/25/2008 5:07:41 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: donna

WHAT? Why are you calling Cindy McCain a slut? This, I’ve go to hear.


17 posted on 06/25/2008 5:07:57 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: donna

Miss Donna - why must some people always throw stones?

By all accounts since their marriage she has been a faithful wife, dedicated mother, successful business woman, and concerned philanthropist.


18 posted on 06/25/2008 5:09:00 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: CindyDawg

The Mrs. is an accomplished woman in her own right. A businesswoman, humanitarian, Mother, wife, PILOT...is that all you guys are going to do from here on in...mock these people?


19 posted on 06/25/2008 5:09:21 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Cecily

Please, the broad hat royal knee pads in the Bentley.

She bought them from Jackie-O.


20 posted on 06/25/2008 5:10:12 PM PDT by toddlintown (Morons; all of 'em.)
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To: donna

What???????????????????? Whoa!!!!!!


21 posted on 06/25/2008 5:10:24 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: donna

I can’t stand McQueeg and I don’t want to vote for him, but I also don’t want BO and his Aunt Esther/Angry Shirley Hemphill to win either. If Cindy can help McLame win, I am all for it.


22 posted on 06/25/2008 5:10:25 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Hildy

Yeah.


23 posted on 06/25/2008 5:12:27 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Hildy

The whole painkiller story will undoubtedly be rehashed in the media before the fall and will detract from her image.


24 posted on 06/25/2008 5:15:28 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Cecily

Let me guess, and she wants world peace.

I don’t fault her for this, it’s expected. I still don’t like these types of comments, no matter who makes them.


25 posted on 06/25/2008 5:16:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne ( I say no to the Hillary Clinton wing of the Republican party. Not now or ever, John McCain...)
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To: Hildy

I may have to end up voting for the ole..... I’m not liking it one bit and If it is a problem with me dreading hearing the wife going around talking about what a great guy he is...then that’s your problem Hildy.


26 posted on 06/25/2008 5:16:55 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: donna

That’s so wrong.


27 posted on 06/25/2008 5:17:46 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Hildy
The Mrs. is an accomplished woman in her own right. A businesswoman, humanitarian, Mother, wife, PILOT...is that all you guys are going to do from here on in...mock these people?

They must be jealous.

28 posted on 06/25/2008 5:18:52 PM PDT by b9
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To: Cecily

Diana as ‘Inspiration’ = Diana was a slut.

Cindy just has the McCain bad judgment.


29 posted on 06/25/2008 5:18:56 PM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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To: wideminded

No it won’t. People will understand. Rush survived ~ so will she.


30 posted on 06/25/2008 5:20:45 PM PDT by b9
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To: wideminded

The article says she talks about that issue openly as part of her rehabilitation, so I guess she will have to address it and all of her other baggage when questions are put to her.


31 posted on 06/25/2008 5:21:51 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Hildy; donna

Actually I think she was referring to the Princess. She was (gasp) divorced, you know.


32 posted on 06/25/2008 5:22:51 PM PDT by Grunthor (States Rights do not trump national security. DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW!)
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To: keving

Can you come up with something new? PUHLEEEEZE!


33 posted on 06/25/2008 5:25:37 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: Cecily

Heaven knows I can’t stand McCain. But Cindy is not a problem for me. She could have been wiser in a role model, but face it, she was in the UK.

He biggest mistake was her husband, but I guess they get along...well as good as anyone could married to Captain Queeg. I am sure she never hides the strawberries.


34 posted on 06/25/2008 5:26:33 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: Grunthor

That’s what I meant - because Diana slept with everything that moved right in front of her children. What worse can a mother do?

But, now that I remember Cindy stole another woman’s husband THEY ARE BOTH SLUTS!


35 posted on 06/25/2008 5:27:16 PM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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To: keving
You mean this one worn by many of her followers from secretaries of state to transportation secretary to attorney's general and even some RINO gals?
36 posted on 06/25/2008 5:29:16 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (this space for rent)
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To: Cecily
I am puzzled as to how Cindy was at a fund raiser for her husband's campaign in London.

Until the donors were US citizens living abroad, any money raised from Brits. would not be legal.

37 posted on 06/25/2008 5:33:04 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: DoughtyOne

She signed the papers for her then minor age son a few yrs ago to join the Marines.
Jimmy is based here in San Diego and getting ready for his second tour in Iraq.

Another son to grad from Annoplis soon and probably join the Marines.

She does have a first hand clue.


38 posted on 06/25/2008 5:35:12 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: DoughtyOne

Sorry, I’m not impressed by Diana or Cindy. Rich women have the time for charity work. What else are they gonna do, sit around and knit socks? I’d like to see them hold a full time job, raise their own kids AND do charity work. Then I’ll be impressed.


39 posted on 06/25/2008 5:36:40 PM PDT by derllak
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To: derllak

Here is a group not to be impressed with

Bob Barr had acquiesced to his then-wife having an abortion in 1983.

He had also invoked a legal privilege during his 1985 divorce proceeding so he could refuse to answer questions on whether he’d cheated on his second wife with the woman who is now his third.”


40 posted on 06/25/2008 5:42:57 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: SoCalPol

And your point is?


41 posted on 06/25/2008 5:46:26 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: donna

McCain’s first wife and their adult kids support McCain, his family , and his campaign for President


42 posted on 06/25/2008 5:46:32 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: indylindy

Guess


43 posted on 06/25/2008 5:48:18 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: SoCalPol

I ca only presume that you thought that since the poster was not impressed with Cindy that she/he was going to vote for Barr, so you decided to advance some dirt on Barr.

I suppose it would be understandable if the poster had even mentioned a word about Bob Barr being above reproach, or had even mentioned Barr at all.

Did I guess?


44 posted on 06/25/2008 5:52:25 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: SoCalPol

Those boys come from a very long line of accomplished McCain men.

I admire how low key their parents have been about their sons.


45 posted on 06/25/2008 5:57:01 PM PDT by b9
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To: donna

Just wow....I hope I don’t find myself sitting next to you church on Sunday ‘cause I’d have to stand up, point to you, and yell, “fraud”!


46 posted on 06/25/2008 5:58:22 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: indylindy

Not close


47 posted on 06/25/2008 6:00:36 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: b9

Their kids have a huge collection of pets, not into the smug life of others we have put up with over time.


48 posted on 06/25/2008 6:04:29 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: SoCalPol

Then what was your point?


49 posted on 06/25/2008 6:05:32 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: CAluvdubya

About what?


50 posted on 06/25/2008 6:10:30 PM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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