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Monday, June 16, 2008

Cindy McCain and the Pesky Purloined Prescription Pain Pills


When Senator McCain's wife, Cindy, was addicted to prescription painkillers she stole pills from a medical-aid charity that she headed and she used the names of unsuspecting employees to get prescriptions. At least Rush Limbaugh paid for his Percocets!

Phoenix New Times: Opiate For the Mrs. How Cindy McCain was outed for drug addiction Cindy McCain: Drugs, Lies, Intimidation, Theft and Cindy McCain
Death by 1000 Papercuts: Cindy McCain: The McCain Manipulation Machine
Huffington Post: Cindy McCain Responds To Vicki Iseman Allegations Cindy McCain drug story: True!

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At Mon Jun 16, 12:23:00 PM, Blogger Splotchy said...

I don't understand the point of this.

Tit for tat?

At Mon Jun 16, 01:20:00 PM, Blogger Splotchy said...

I was thinking more about this. Let me be less curt.

It bothers me greatly when critiquing a person, a member of that person's family gets scrutinized and criticized.

I'm not defending Cindy McCain or anything she did, but to me it seems beyond the pale of political commentary when she is not the one running for office.

I didn't like the attention given to Kitty Dukakis in '88, for the same reasons.

Your blog and a variety of politically-oriented blogs I read provide an invaluable service to me. Like many people, I have had the idea of John McCain being a "maverick" drummed into my head by the MSM.

I have learned a lot about some very unpleasant truths about McCain's voting record and many revelations about his stands on different issues, and I have the blogosphere to thank for that.

But this kind of post to me just cheapens all the wonderful things you do.

I don't know, maybe I was in a strange mood when I read this particular post, maybe this, maybe that, I don't know.

I hope you don't take offense at my comments. Again, I value your posts a lot; I just felt like on this post I had to open up my stupid yap.

At Mon Jun 16, 02:23:00 PM, Blogger Utah Savage said...

Trash the bitch! Michelle Obama is getting this treatment everywhere in Murdock world. Rush, Hannity, Orealy, et al. I want to know every little detail about who these people are.

Thanks for the links.

If we must all be "better than that," we'll lose this fucking election.

At Mon Jun 16, 04:53:00 PM, Blogger Jess Wundrun said...

The right wing has openly declared war on Michelle Obama. But they do it by openly admitting that they make shit up.

I think that it's important to know these things about Cindy McCain because they do matter to swing voters. I wouldn't want to see an advertisement run on television that denounces her, the way it was done to Michelle, but the fact that she stole drugs, stole the identities of the people who worked for her and then tried to smear the whistle blower shows you much of what a McCain administration would be like.

And the fact that McCain puts his POW status into every ad ought to make everyone consider that two people suffered through his imprisonment ordeal. The one who waited at home got dumped for the younger, cheaper (as in tart) model.

He is not a hero. He does not use 'Straight Talk' and he doesn't mind cheating and screwing people over. Cindy's foibles illustrate this remarkably well.

At Mon Jun 16, 07:40:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

the right wing does not play fair -- and to them everyone is fair game -- Rove is the one who lied about and trashed mccain and his family back in 2000.

these people have taken dirty politics to a new art form. i too wish we didnt have to go there. but if you dont fire with fire (Mr Gore and Mr Kerry would know first hand about that) you end up with 8 years of George Bush.

Rush and friends have openly declared war on Michelle Obama -- they will even make up a whitey tape just to do what they have to. it is SO sad we have come to this, but there is no choice...anymore

At Mon Jun 16, 07:41:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

ps -- didnt rush steal viagaras or something like that - or bad prescriptions

At Mon Jun 16, 10:41:00 PM, Blogger Bubs said...

Come on. At least she didn't commit a vehicular homicide while whacked out on pain pills. Look on the bright side.

At Tue Jun 17, 08:52:00 AM, Blogger Übermilf said...

I know I will accused of class warfare, but...

I think if we took a little lookie-loo into the lives of the dynastic rich families in our country, you'd find stories like this everywhere.

You know how the European royalty and aristocracy was riddled with mental illness, inbreeding and general insanity? Well...

It's time to ditch people who haven't worked for their wealth. Those insitutionally wealthy people should be, um, institutionalized.

And while I thought picking on little Chelsea Clinton when she was an awkward pre-teen was horrible, this woman's wealth and family connections have led to McCain's political career, so...

At Tue Jun 17, 09:16:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

"Open up, it's Cindy."
"Cindy's not here man."

At Tue Jun 17, 09:23:00 AM, Blogger Spirula said...

I would also like to add, there are a lot of people doing hard time for what C-word did. It's not about the addiction, it's about power of priviledge, hypocrisy, and the moral bankruptcy of the conservative right.

Compare that to fabricated or racist remarks about Michelle Obama that get plenty of air time on radio and tv.

At Tue Jun 17, 09:39:00 AM, Blogger Unconventional Conventionist said...

I was living in Phoenix when this story broke. Lemme tell you, McCain was just as involved as his wife. He used his position and influence to keep Cindy from going to jail.

Fer crying out loud, they actually trashed the employee's life who brought out the information!

This is not the Betty Ford story, where all the actors did the right thing, and came out better for it. This is diametrically opposite, and I believe is fair game to show that McSame is all about CYA, and not doing the right things.

At Tue Jun 17, 10:17:00 AM, Blogger Splotchy said...

I understand everyone's point of view, but I still feel kinda weird about it.

With pretty much every point someone has made, I could offer a "Yes, but..." reply.

Regardless, this is entirely too civil a discussion. I feel like I should say something offensive to add some razzle-dazzle.

"Snot and boogers!"

At Wed Jun 18, 07:20:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Splotchy: Let me put it to you this way:

1. This isn't the first time that I have done a post about Cindy McCain [ 1, 2 ]. Why bring up your ethical concerns now?

2. Have you seen what the media has been doing to Michelle Obama?

3. "Cheapen?" Have you ever read my blog? If I didn't have low standards, I'd have no standards at all!

4. The point is that Cindy McCain BROKE THE LAW, and her husband BROKE THE LAW getting her off the hook. That's hardly a subject that should be taken lightly, nor should we sweep it under the rug to protect your recently discovered sense of honor.

5. You may have to clear some of those tender alabaster sensibilities out of your mouth and take a look at some of the things that you have said on your blog before you think that you can blow a rasberry at mine. Get over yourself, dude. Seriously. :o)

Utah Savage: Indeed! If the Republicans invite us to a knife fight, we should bring a bazooka.

Jess Wundrun: Yes! And McCain used his influence to make sure that his wife was treated lightly by the police. If the media had not decided to run so negative on Michelle Obama, I might consider this whole matter a little differently... But then again, maybe not. She broke the law. It wasn't an accident or slip up, it was a series of premeditated crimes.

Distributorcap: I don't think you can equate the tape of Michelle Obama that doesn't exist to a series of premeditated crimes. You just can't. I am not stooping to the GOP's level. My point is legitimate.

Distributorcap: No, Rush was addicted to OxyContin and hydrocodone, and also bought them illegaly. He was detained for more than three hours at the Palm Beach International Airport on his return from a sex vacation after authorities found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription. Nobody ever said that he stole them.

Bubs: Ha! If Laura Bush wants to run over her ex-boyfriend with a car, it's none of our business!

Übermilf: You know why rich are so strange? Because they can afford to be! Picking on young Chelsea Clinton was indeed horrible. She was only 14 years old at the time. That was incredibly cruel.

Randal Graves: Ha! I used to have that record too!

Spirula: Indeed! And the media's hypocrisy on this matter should be made clear to the public.

Unconventional Conventionist: Thanks for the added depth to the story! Those details make the story all more insidious.

Splotchy: OK.

At Wed Jun 18, 10:29:00 AM, Blogger Angry Ballerina said...

I really hope this costs him everything.

But I doubt it.

At Wed Jun 18, 11:43:00 AM, Blogger Splotchy said...

take a look at some of the things that you have said on your blog

I stand by my white-hot, irrational hatred of Joel Schumacher.

At Fri Jun 20, 09:50:00 AM, Blogger Mauigirl said...

Just another example of Republican hypocrisy. I don't blame her for the addiction, just the way they handled it at the time.

At Sat Jun 21, 10:58:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Angry Ballerina: Nope, I think that you are right. The GOP will probably just turn these into positive talking points!

Splotchy: Drawing a line in the sand, eh? Well, you have got to make a stand somewhere! :o)

Mauigirl: Agreed. It's not the addiction, it's the hypocrisy of their actions.

At Sun Jun 22, 04:46:00 AM, Blogger Odile said...

I can if I want, take all the pills of my house, all the pills of my neighbor and all the pills of my mother in law, well that´s my problem (well maybe my mother in law will have a problem with me but...), but if I take recepies from my friend doctor to obtain more pills that´s a crime in the USA, here in México and I assume that in China too and if my husband uses his political influence (which is not the case ´cause I´m single, and my boyfriend is not a politician) to make the justice system not be so "hard" with me, well that´s more illegal than the Mexicans who cross the border without a visa (at least they want to work)

At Sun Jun 22, 05:47:00 AM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

dr z

i guess i wasnt clear

i totally agree with you
your point is legitimate

cindy mccain is fair game

At Mon Jun 23, 07:23:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Odile: Obtaining drugs without a doctor's prescription is very illegal here in the United States, and it is indeed more illegal than crossing the border without a visa. That would not matter much to John McCain and his wife much, though. Neither of them has done an honest days work in years!

Distributorcap: Jeepers, DCap! No harm, no foul. This is totally not a big deal. :o)


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