What does a millionaire heiress get out of a run down politician with no apparent respect for her or other women?
Cindy McCain doesn't need Johnny's money. She's got her own -- that and a number of homes that Johnny forgot about. She doesn't need someone who she claims wasn't there for her during some of her darkest times. She doesn't need someone who wasn't there for all the miscarriages. She doesn't need someone who calls her the c-word and trollop or laughs when women are described as bitches. She doesn't need someone with a
ing mouth and bad temper to boot. She doesn't need someone whose been involved in scandal.
Buzzflash link that recounts a Newsweek article
The look at Cindy McCain's life shows that she has pretty much gone it alone, while John McCain pursued his own agenda in Washington. If her husband is elected president, Cindy McCain, independent and out of sight, may prove to be more of an Eleanor Roosevelt figure than a Hillary Clinton-like partner to a president. Rather than engage in her husband's day-to-day interests and efforts, she has carved out a separate life, made her major decisions independently, and managed her homes, her children's lives, her business concerns, and her passionate charitable efforts in large measure without John's participation.
John, on the other hand, comes off less well. A series of excerpts pulled from the subtext of the report from Newsweek should make the point. The excerpts are from Newsweek, beginning with an overview:
Ambitious naval officers ... their wives work, chase after the kids and take care of the house, building lives of their own while their husbands build their careers. Cindy McCain knows what that's like. Over 28 years of her often long-distance marriage ... "It was almost like a deployment," Cindy told NEWSWEEK. ...
Cindy has sometimes likened herself to a single mother ... she has often been far away from her husband during difficult moments, including two of three miscarriages she suffered ... her husband did not notice when she became addicted to painkillers ... he was on the other side of the country when she suffered a stroke ... On her own, she learned to walk again. ...
... a largely independent life ...
So, why hasn't Cindy left Johnny?