Betrayal, deceit, corruption and John McCain By Ted Sampley
U.S. Veteran Dispatch
November 14, 2007
Last week, Sen. John McCain launched on fellow Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani criticizing the former New York City mayor because Bernie Kerik, police commissioner under Giuliani, was indicted and accused of fraudulent dealings.
“A president’s judgment matters and Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly placed personal loyalty over regard for the facts,” declared McCain, suggesting that Giuliani’s support of Kerik showed a serious lapse in judgment.
Kerik, 52, according to a 16-count federal indictment, received cash and gifts for lobbying regulators on behalf of a New Jersey construction and waste-management firm. Prosecutors allege that Kerik cheated on taxes and lied to investigators–including those recommending him for a cabinet-level post on behalf of President George W. Bush.
McCain has forgotten his own history of involvement with betrayal, deceit and corruption
When McCain returned to the United States in 1973 after more than five years as a prisoner of war, he found his wife was a different person. Carol McCain, once a model, had been badly injured in a car wreck in 1969. The accident “left her 4 inches shorter and on crutches, and she gained a good deal of weight.” Despite her injures, she had refused to allow her POW husband to be notified about her condition, fearing that such news would not be good for him while he was being held prisoner.
But, just a couple years later, McCain, while pondering a future in politics, met Cindy Hensley, an attractive 25-year-old woman from a very wealthy politically-connected Arizona family. While still married to Carol, McCain began an adulterous relationship with Cindy. He married Cindy in May 1980 — just a month after dumping his crippled wife and securing a divorce.
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