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Who Would Lie About Mother Teresa Asking Them to Adopt an Orphan?

Why, the man at the helm of the "Straight Talk Express," that's who!


Mark Nickolas: The Anatomy of a Deception: How The McCains Changed Their Baby Adoption Story Just Before 2008 Campaign Began

You have to be pretty sleazy to lie about something that was already a very generous gesture to try to milk a little more out of it. Or, maybe that is how he "remembers" it from his Alzheimer's inspired fog.....yeah, that's it...no, wait, he's hired the likes of Karl Rove....but, oh, maybe he doesn't remember the 2000 election cycle....yeah, that's the ticket. All of McCain's peculiarities of late can be explained with one simple answer - he has Alzheimer's and really hasn't got a clue what he said or did, or what anyone else said or did to or around him for the last several decades. Jim
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^ Or he's just a psychologically scarred, crazed, delusional, power-hungry megalomaniac who will disparage and deceive anyone and everyone if that's what it takes to get some vengeance against everyone who doesn't think like he does.
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Golly, I can't believe how badly I misunderstood this thread. Before I read the linked article, I thought John McCain had invented the story. Turns out it was all Cindy.

He must've been off counting houses.

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You actually read the linked article? Don't pay attention to the way things work here, do you. The idea is to wait for a juicy headline, and assume it's all you need to know about the story (a la USA Today). The way you play back is to go off half-cocked, in an over-the-top fashion. Then you tell Jayhawk to STFU.

It's really quite enjoyable.
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You actually read the linked article? Don't pay attention to the way things work here, do you. The idea is to wait for a juicy headline, and assume it's all you need to know about the story (a la USA Today). The way you play back is to go off half-cocked, in an over-the-top fashion. Then you tell Jayhawk to STFU.

It's really quite enjoyable.
here ya go. Notice how it's all Cindy, all the time.

I'll bet even you, QBNCGAR, can follow the thing since I've boldfaced her name for you. There's really no need to make stuff up about John -- he's a sufficient sleaze all on his own. And he can't remember how many houses he owns.

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Here's how the McCain adoption was described by them prior to the 2008 presidential race:

Newsweek (Nov. 15, 1999, Cindy McCain's Own Story):

On finding a child while running a relief mission to Bangladesh in 1991:

I was working in Dhaka, and a friend of mine from Arizona had said to me, Look, while you're there, do me a favor. Mother Teresa has an orphanage in Dhaka. Would you mind seeing if they need any help? And I said, Sure. We finally found the orphanage, and we saw 150 newborns on one floor. And a lot of them were sick. And the nuns said, [This little girl with a cleft palate]--can't you take her and get her medical help? And I thought, well, sure I can, I can do that.

CNBC (Feb 12, 2000, Tim Russert Interview with the McCains):

Mrs. McCAIN: She's--our daughter Bridget is eight years old. I found her in Mother Teresa's orphanage when she was 10 weeks old in Bangladesh. She has a cleft palate; she had some other problems. And the nuns persuaded me to bring her home, and I did. I--I could do that. I was able to do that. And literally on board the flight home from Bangkok to Los Angeles, not having spoken to my husband, I decided I couldn't c--I had to--I couldn't let her go. I had--she chose me. So she's ours now. I came home and presented my husband with a new daughter that he didn't know he had.

Vanity Fair (November 2004, The Trashing of John McCain):

In 1991, when Cindy McCain was on a relief mission to Bangladesh, she was asked by one of Mother Teresa's nuns to help a young orphan with a cleft palate. Flying her to the U.S. for surgery, Cindy realized she couldn't give her up. At the Phoenix airport, she broke it to her husband, and they eventually adopted the child. But few people knew that story. In the words of McCain's national campaign manager, Rick Davis, a smear doesn't have "to be true to be effective."

Now see how the story changed at the beginning of 2008:

The Sunday Mail (Feb. 3, 2008, Dark past no barrier for Cindy):

``While working at Mother Teresa's orphanage in the early 1990s, I stumbled upon the most beautiful little girl I'd ever seen,'' she said. ``She had a terrible cleft palate. She had problems with her feet. She had problems with her hands. She had all kinds of problems.

``As only Mother Teresa can, she prevailed upon me to take this baby and another baby to the United States for medical care.''

The Sunday Telegraph (Feb. 3, 2008, Cindy McCain: pills, ills, beer and the White House)

It was on a trip to Bangladesh in 1991 that she adopted Bridget. On Friday she recounted to voters in Missouri and Illinois how Mother Teresa persuaded her to return home with the child. "I just could not let her go. The only thing was, I had not told my husband. When I got back, he asked me 'Where will she go?' and I said: 'I thought she could come to our house.'

Digital Journal (Jun 15, 2008, Can We Trust Cindy McCain to Represent American Women?):

Mrs. McCain has been involved in charity work from clearing landmines, to starting a charity to help children who need facial reconstruction. She has been inspired by her daughter she adopted from Bangladesh who needed extreme care after being born with a cleft palate. The adoption was prompted by Mother Teresa herself who implored Cindy to adopt the little girl. She did so without first consulting John McCain because of her compassion for the girl and her respect for Mother Teresa.

But the most damning evidence of a deliberate attempt to concoct this story comes from cached versions of the McCain campaign website.

Here's how Cindy's campaign bio reads on the website as late as November 9, 2004:

As an advocate for children's health care needs, Cindy H. McCain founded the American Voluntary Medical Team (AVMT) in 1988. The AVMT provided emergency medical and surgical care to impoverished children throughout the world. Cindy led 55 medical missions to third world and war-torn countries during AVMT's seven years of existence. During one of those missions, on a visit to Mother Teresa's Orphanage Cindy agreed to bring two babies in need of medical attention back to the United States. One of those babies is now a happy and healthy little girl named Bridget McCain.

Now compare that to the change made on the website on February 3, 2008 -- the same day the stories above by The Sunday Mail and The Sunday Telegraph were printed:

As an advocate for children's health care needs, Cindy founded and ran the American Voluntary Medical Team (AVMT) from 1988 to 1995. AVMT provided emergency medical and surgical care to impoverished children throughout the world. Cindy led 55 medical missions to third world and war-torn countries during AVMT's seven years of existence. On one of those missions, Mother Teresa convinced Cindy to take two babies in need of medical attention to the United States. One of those babies is now their adopted daughter, 15 year old Bridget McCain.

Notice the obvious change in the one sentence that depicts the circumstances of the adoption.

The instances of the dishonest efforts to create a McCain family portrait are growing. The campaign previously had to scrub its website of Cindy's family recipes when it was discovered in April that they were largely cut and paste from the Food Network.

At the time, they blamed an intern for the problem. I wonder who they will now blame for Cindy McCain's own words?

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What do facts have to do with any of this? Now we've gone and scared away all the fishies.
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This is McCain's campaign, not his wife's. Who's in charge? Does Cindy wear the pants? I thought she was a cunt of some sort, not the one making decisions. I see this as McCain's doing, and his wife is but a pawn in his scheme. Great that he is able to attribute all the bullshit to her, makes him a bit more of a man, eh? McCain is little more than a senile old gas bag. Jim
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You have to admit, Jim, America's insatiable appetite for sleaze has brought these lies and deceptions out of cover. Take for instance the digging up of Obama's half-brother, the hut denizen. And, now, the sleaze pleasers have dug up some lies on McCain's side. Are you being a tool or do you realize that it's the same people who are digging this shit up on both sides to make a much more interesting presidential race, playing American against American? No wonder the country can't unite. A divided country, where citizens bicker and bitch back and forth about what's wrong, will never be united because of this shit. Every presidential election, we see mud slinging get at an all new low.

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You have to admit, Jim, America's insatiable appetite for sleaze has brought these lies and deceptions out of cover. Take for instance the digging up of Obama's half-brother, the hut denizen. And, now, the sleaze pleasers have dug up some lies on McCain's side. Are you being a tool or do you realize that it's the same people who are digging this shit up on both sides to make a much more interesting presidential race, playing American against American? No wonder the country can't unite. A divided country, where citizens bicker and bitch back and forth about what's wrong, will never be united because of this shit. Every presidential election, we see mud slinging get at an all new low.
I very much doubt their interests are to make the race more interesting, it is much likely to generate hype to increase ratings and drive profits up. Such a much more noble cause.....

As an aside what the hell does any of the fluffy bullshit about Mother Teresa's orphanage have to do with a presidential election? Why is it even reported? We don't need to know anything about McCain's wife or Obama's for that matter. But, shit sells. And if it sells it must be good shit. Because this is America and the dollar rules here.

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