Cindy McCain rips 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' in NOH8 anti-gay bullying ad, while John McCain defends it

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    Nov 13, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
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    I hope she runs for office. I would vote for her

    Talk about awkward.

    Sen. John McCain's wife is speaking out against the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in an anti-bullying campaign, posing a sharp contrast to her husband's efforts to keep the anti-gay ban in place.

    "Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future," Cindy McCain says in the ad made by the gay rights campaign NOH8. The group was started after the passage of Proposition 8, the measure that prohibits same sex-marriage, passed in California.

    "They can't serve our country openly," she adds in the video, which features celebrities like Denise Richards, Gene Simmons and Dave Navarro.

    In a series of cut-away clips, the stars highlight the disproportionately high rate of attempted suicides among gay youth and link the deaths and bullying to anti-gay legislation.

    The ad comes out just before the Pentagon is set to release a study that found having gays serve openly in the military would result in few risks to America's war effort.

    Meanwhile, the GOP senator and Vietnam veteran has led the opposition to repeal the military's ban against openly gay military personnel. McCain even promised in October to filibuster any measure put forth in the Senate aiming to repeal DADT.

    His wife thinks differently.

    "Our government treats the LGBT community like second class citizens, why shouldn't they?" Cindy McCain asks rhetorically.

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/11/12/2010-11-12_cindy_mccain_rips_dont_ask_dont_tell_in_noh8_antigay_bullying_ad_while_john_mcca.html#ixzz158YNoU8p
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    Nov 13, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
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    Nov 13, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
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    I hope she runs for office. I would vote for her

    Talk about awkward.

    Sen. John McCain's wife is speaking out against the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in an anti-bullying campaign, posing a sharp contrast to her husband's efforts to keep the anti-gay ban in place.

    "Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future," Cindy McCain says in the ad made by the gay rights campaign NOH8. The group was started after the passage of Proposition 8, the measure that prohibits same sex-marriage, passed in California.

    "They can't serve our country openly," she adds in the video, which features celebrities like Denise Richards, Gene Simmons and Dave Navarro.

    In a series of cut-away clips, the stars highlight the disproportionately high rate of attempted suicides among gay youth and link the deaths and bullying to anti-gay legislation.

    The ad comes out just before the Pentagon is set to release a study that found having gays serve openly in the military would result in few risks to America's war effort.

    Meanwhile, the GOP senator and Vietnam veteran has led the opposition to repeal the military's ban against openly gay military personnel. McCain even promised in October to filibuster any measure put forth in the Senate aiming to repeal DADT.

    His wife thinks differently.

    "Our government treats the LGBT community like second class citizens, why shouldn't they?" Cindy McCain asks rhetorically.

    Check it out:


    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/11/12/2010-11-12_cindy_mccain_rips_dont_ask_dont_tell_in_noh8_antigay_bullying_ad_while_john_mcca.html#ixzz158YNoU8p
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    Nov 13, 2010 1:30 PM GMT
    Didn't John once call Cindy a "c*nt" in public? It says more about him than it does about her.
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    Nov 13, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
    And yet I'm sure she voted for him. In the ad she says homophobic politicians are responsible for gay suicides and yet she supports homophobic politicians in the voting booth. I don't know who the woman votes for but I would think it's a safe bet to say that she voted for at least one homophobic politician in 2008. Actions speak louder than words.
  • Menergy_1

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    Nov 13, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    She's also retracted her statements....reversal back to support for hubby's position....

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/search/label/Cindy%20McCain
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 13, 2010 3:15 PM GMT
    Something very weird that doesn't smell right about this retraction. Cindy McCain, and to even a larger degree daughter Meghan McCain, have taken pride in having their own opinion and not shy about voicing it even when it doesn't mesh with John McCain's. Could someone have hacked into her twitter account? Just seems like something doesn't add up for her to do this.
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    Nov 13, 2010 3:15 PM GMT
    The only McCain I have time for is Meghan
  • rnch

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    Nov 13, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    during the last Presidential campaign, i had more respect for cindy than i did johnnymac.

    perhaps SHE should had run for President!