Saturday, September 13, 2008

I'm supposedly the hater...irony...

This is the type of thing that is out there, what's being sent by elected Democrats here in Ohio. Here's the personal message:

What a piece of trash and this and his VP selection want to lead the free world. Sarah better learn how to raise her kids, but that is family values republican style. They want it both ways. L*** you and your republican friends like to throw mud at Obama, well we Dem's can do the same. You neo-cons are nothing but goose steppers. How many women and children did John McNasty kill in Viet Nam...

Here's the forward:

I thought you might find this interesting.
Mc Cain mentioned that his greatest failure in life was the ending of
his first marriage. I guess he had to admit some remorse because his wife
was going public with the story.
First wife out of sight, how shallow can one man be? Carol Mc Cain.

Mc Cain likes to illustrate his moral fiber by referring to his five
years as a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam. And to demonstrate his commitment
to family values, the 72-year-old former US Navy pilot pays warm tribute to
his beautiful blonde wife, Cindy, with whom he has four children. But
there is another Mrs. Mc Cain who casts a ghostly shadow over the
Senator's presidential campaign.

She is seldom seen and rarely written about, despite being mother to
McCain's three eldest children.

She was the woman McCain dreamed of during his long incarceration
and torture in Vietnam's infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' prison and the woman who
faithfully stayed at home looking after the children and waiting anxiously
for news. But when McCain returned to America in 1973 to a fanfare of
publicity and a handshake from Richard Nixon, he discovered his wife had
been disfigured in a terrible car crash three years earlier.
Her car had skidded on icy roads into a telegraph pole on Christmas
Eve, 1969.

Her pelvis and one arm were shattered by the impact and she suffered
massive internal injuries. When Carol was discharged from hospital after
six months of life-saving surgery, the prognosis was bleak. In order to
save her legs, surgeons had been forced to cut away huge sections of
shattered bone, taking with it her tall, willowy figure. She was confined
to a wheelchair and was forced to use a catheter. Today, she stands at just
5'- 4" and still walks awkwardly, with a pronounced limp. Her body is
held together by screws and metal plates and, at 70, her face is worn by
wrinkles that speak of decades of silent suffering.

For nearly 30 years, Carol has maintained a dignified silence about
the accident, McCain and their divorce. But last week at the bungalow
where she now lives at Virginia Beach, a faded seaside resort 200 miles
south of Washington, she told The Mail on Sunday how McCain divorced her
in 1980 and married Cindy, 18 years his junior and the heir to an Arizona
brewing fortune, just one month later. My marriage ended because John
McCain didn't want to be 40, he wanted to be 25. You know that happens ... it
just does.'
In 1979 - while still married to Carol - he met Cindy at a cocktail
party in Hawaii. Over the next six months he pursued her, flying around the
country to see her. Then he began to push to end his marriage. Some of
McCain's acquaintances are less forgiving, however. They portray the
politician as a self-centered womanizer who effectively abandoned his
crippled wife to 'play the field'. They accuse him of finally settling on
Cindy, a former rodeo beauty queen, for financial reasons.

Ted Sampley, who fought with US Special Forces in Vietnam and is now
a leading campaigner for veterans' rights, said: 'I have been following
John McCain's career for nearly 20 years. I know him personally. There is
something wrong with this guy and let me tell you what it is -deceit.'

When he came home and saw that Carol was not the beauty he left
behind, he started running around on her almost right away. Everybody
around him knew it. Eventually he met Cindy and she was young and beautiful
and very wealthy. At that point McCain just dumped Carol for something he
thought was better.'

McCain is the classic opportunist. He's always reaching for attention and
glory,' he said. After he came home, Carol walked with a limp. So he threw
her over for a poster girl with big money from Arizona . And the rest is history.'

Ross Perot, a billionaire Texas businessman, and a former presidential
candidate, who paid her medical bills all those years ago, now believes that
both Carol McCain and the American people have been taken in by a man who is
unusually slick and cruel - even by the standards of modern politics.

It's not the forward that I take issue with, even though as snopes point out, it takes selections from a longer Daily Mail piece.

It's the words used to introduce it, just as another one also received that states "This wants to be VP" and again states that Palin should concentrate on raising her children. If our elected officals behave this way? What hope is there for the rest of the party...I'd also point out that a good number of elected officials and candidates received this email and the forward. Not one of them have stepped forward and suggested the intro text to it was not appropriate.

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