Cindy McCain is no ice princess


Full speech here.

She’s introduced by a nice bio video that focuses on her philanthropic works with lots of photos of her delivering aid in poor countries and visiting victims of war and genocide. (It talks about her meeting John McCain at a cocktail party; it doesn’t mention he was married at the time.)


Earlier today she said she disagrees with Sarah Palin on outlawing abortion in cases of rape and incest, and on teaching only abstinence in school.

For a minute she sounds like many speakers at the Democratic convention: She talks about: “Families worried about losing their homes, towns deserted by industies once at their center, adn mothers with no choice but to send their children to unsage and underperforming schools…”

But then she says people could solve these problems, “If only the federal government would get itself under control and out of our way.”


On Palin:

“John has picked a reform-minded … hockey-mommin’ … basketball shootin’ … moose huntin’ … fly-fishin’ … pistol-packing … mother of five for vice president. And as a fellow hockey mom myself and a western conservative mother, I couldn’t be prouder that John has shaken things up as he usually does!”


“Our son, Jack, will graduate from the United States Naval Academy next year – fourth generation – ready to do his service. And our son Jimmy – a lance corporal in the Marine Corps – served honorably in Iraq … as hundreds of thousands of other young men and women just like him are doing for America and freedom everywhere.
The stakes were never more clear to me, than the morning I watched my son Jimmy strap on his weapons and board a bus headed for harm’s way.


“We all come to that knowledge in different ways. For me, the great moment of clarity came when I became a mother. Something changed in me, and I would never see my obligations the same way.
It was after that, I was walking through the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, surrounded by terrible poverty and the devastation of a cyclone. All around me were the children, and the desperate faces of their mothers. The pain was overwhelming … and I felt helpless. But then I visited an orphanage begun by Mother Teresa, and two very sick little girls captured my heart. There was something I could do. I could take them home. And so I did.”


Now she’s talking about working with Operation Smile, visiting Georgia, and recognizing a mother from Rwanda who favours forgiveness and reconciliation. “You are my hero,” she says.

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Cindy McCain is no ice princess

  1. I wonder about Palin’s attitude towards abortion (not that I’m normally the sort of fool who wades into such discussions) and whether she thinks that her position is something she chooses for her family, or if it’s something that she thinks should be enshrined in law.

    I’m glad Ms McCain has done this. I really would hope to see someone who is truly liberal on both moral and economic issues make a break from the idiotic left/right stereotypes that are so easy to cling to.

  2. I think from her statements on this she thinks whatever choices she makes for her family should be enshrined in law. At any rate, she 100% believes abortions should be illegal (even in cases of rape or incest) unless it threatens the health of the mother.

    Basically, her position is that if someone is raped by a father, uncle or other relative and conceives, that person should be forced to bear a child. I guess God wants you to give birth to your own brother.

  3. Cindy disappoints me as does McCain when he decided to go blatantly negative. The only folks feverish for the kind of hate Palin spews up are the rednecks and Bush loyalists who voted for him twice. Now Cindy’s saying that it’s Obama who is running the most dirtiest campaign in history. Really? That’s not how people with all four senses see it. She also has the nerve to LIE and say that Obama voted against funding that would protect her naval son, she must really feel that voters don’t fact check. He voted for military funding that INCLUDED a time line. As for McCain he lost my vote by choosing this path. This is a glassy eyed junkie all the time she was over there “helping orphans” she saw a cute little colored girl and without asking her hubby John, brought it home and said “surprise”. Yeh, the idle rich sure do love their accessories.

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