A Woman of Substance
I would love to know the inner workings of the giant system we refer to as “the media.” Who determines what gets printed or broadcast?
Hilary’s moment at the Democratic Convention last night made me think about a recent article in the Wall Street Journal on Cindy McCain, John’s wife. I never knew anything at all about her. I was surprised how talented and involved with world problems she is.
As a businesswoman and entrepreneur, I am intrigued that Cindy McCain is not publicly recognized for her own achievements.
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.
Cindy and John 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 serves on their board.
They have a 19 year old serving in Iraq , another son in the Naval Academy, a daughter recently graduated from Columbia University, an adopted daughter in high school, and a son who is the finance man at the beer company.
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 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 not suggesting who you should vote for. I just go back to my question. Isn’t this newsworthy?
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