If there's one thing that really steams me, it's the way John McCain's countless media friends always praise him for his "integrity". It's one of the most shameless pieces of campaign BS I've ever seen. McCain is the tool and captive of lobbyists. He employs Charlie Black, a racist tool who used to work for Jesse (Still Dead) Helms and who has represented a variety of this planet's worst regimes. He employs Phil ("Whining Americans") Gramm, architect of much of the current financial disaster we are facing as his chief economic advisor. McCain's financial ties to shady characters in Arizona have never been adequately explained. Old Johnny Boy also hid more than 95% of Jack Abramoff's financial records when McCain was a committee chairman in the Senate. McCain had his hands in the S & L scandal in the 80s, too. In short, this guy's "integrity" is a joke, just like his "maverick" record in the Senate where he supported Bush NINETY-FIVE PER CENT LAST YEAR AND ONE HUNDRED PER CENT THIS YEAR. But what about his personal life? Shouldn't that be off limits?
The corporate media practically wanted to lynch Bill Clinton over his marital infidelity and lying. I say, McCain gets no free pass. The LA Times has the story here of McCain's lying and dishonesty in his personal life. It's enough to make you sick. McCain CHEATED ON his loyal first wife, who had stood by him bravely when McCain was in captivity. She had been seriously injured in a car wreck and I guess she wasn't good looking enough for St. John any more. He dumped her, married a 24 year old heiress (whose family's money jump started McCain's political career) and went on to bigger things. Moreover, he apparently is still lying about the details of all of this:
In his 2002 memoir, "Worth the Fighting For," McCain wrote that he had separated from Carol before he began dating Hensley."I spent as much time with Cindy in Washington and Arizona as our jobs would allow," McCain wrote. "I was separated from Carol, but our divorce would not become final until February of 1980."
An examination of court documents tells a different story. McCain did not sue his wife for divorce until Feb. 19, 1980, and he wrote in his court petition that he and his wife had "cohabited" until Jan. 7 of that year -- or for the first nine months of his relationship with Hensley.
Although McCain suggested in his autobiography that months passed between his divorce and remarriage, the divorce was granted April 2, 1980, and he wed Hensley in a private ceremony five weeks later. McCain obtained an Arizona marriage license on March 6, 1980, while still legally married to his first wife.
Yeah, he's just Mr. Integrity. Just ask Bob Schieffer or Chris Matthews or any of his other ass-kissing buddies in the corporate media.
I spit on his g-d damned "integrity".