GETTING TO KNOW THE REAL JOHN MCCAIN
Burma Davis Posey
is John McCain's home in Arizona. Not bad for a man who worked in the
military, left the military, and then ran for Congress. He has been in
Congress since 1983... for 34 years.
graduated 894th in his class of 899 students from the Naval Academy. He
was known for being wild and it usually revolved around women. He was a
member of a group of students who called themselves "The Bad Bunch".
married Carol Shepp who was a successful swimsuit model. She had been
married to one of his classmates and had two children from her first
marriage. She and McCain became parents for a daughter one year later.
He had been quite a playboy and was already becoming bored with the
domesticated life. He requested active duty in Vietnam. While he was
there, Carol faithfully stayed at home looking after the children and
waiting anxiously for news about her husband. His plane was shot down in
1967 and he became a POW.
Christmas Eve 1969, Carol and the children were spending the holiday
with her parents. After dinner she was going to take gifts to some
friends. The road was icy and she slid head-on into a telephone pole.
She was thrown from the car through the front window. Her legs, spine,
and right arm were crushed and she was in the hospital for 6 months.
Ross Perot was an advocate of POW's and he paid her medical bills. She
requested that John not be told because she felt he already had enough
to deal with.
was released in 1973 and returned home to much fanfare. Carol had
several surgeries, lost 5 inches in height, and gained some weight..
McCain told reporters he was overjoyed to see Carol again. But friends
say privately he was ‘appalled’ by the change in her appearance.
a war hero, McCain was moving in ever-more elevated circles. "He
started carousing and running around with women.", reported Robert
Timberg. Bob Timberg was a retired Marine, an American journalist,
writer, and author of four books, including THE NIGHTINGALE'S SONG and
JOHN MCCAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY.
admitted he started having many girlfriends and affairs during this
time. On one trip to Hawaii he met an Anheuser Busch distributer
heiress, Cindy Hensley, at a cocktail party. She was 17 years younger
than McCain and worth $100 million dollars. He invited her to have
drinks with him at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. He said by the end of the
evening he was in love.
had an affair for nine months while he was still married to and living
with his wife Carol. McCain wanted to marry Cindy but needed first to
get a divorce. He and Carol separated in January 1980. He requested a
divorce in February, the divorce was sped along and granted in April. He
and Cindy married 5 weeks after the divorce was final on May 17, 1980.
Carol and their children were devastated. McCain callously left his
first wife and children behind. He and Cindy moved to Arizona. Cindy's
father was well-connected and helped McCain move smoothly into Congress
representing Arizona in Washington DC.
new wife and her family were extravagantly wealthy. Her father was one
of the largest distributors of Anheuser Busch in the country and she was
an only child. The divorce settlement afforded Carol McCain full
custody of their three children, alimony, child support, including
college tuition, houses in Virginia and Florida, and lifelong financial
support for her continuing medical treatment from the car accident.
said the reason for the divorce was John turned 40 and he wanted to be
25 again. Carol was extremely hurt. She went to work as the press
assistant for soon-to-be First Lady Nancy Reagan. She became loved and
respected in Washington. She kept a dignified silence about the
horrendous way McCain had treated her.
of the McCain friends were less forgiving, however. They portray the
politician as a self-centred womaniser who effectively abandoned his
crippled wife to ‘play the field’. They accuse him of finally settling
on Cindy, a former rodeo beauty queen, for financial reasons.
his popularity as a politician, there are those who have not forgotten
his treatment of his first wife. Ted Sampley, who fought with US Special
Forces in Vietnam is now a leading campaigner for veterans’ rights.
said, "I have been following John McCain’s career for nearly 20 years. I
know him personally. There is something wrong with this guy and let me
tell you what it is... deceit.
he came home and saw that Carol was not the beauty he left behind, he
started running around on her almost right away. Everybody around him
knew it. Eventually he met Cindy and she was young, beautiful, and very
wealthy. McCain just dumped Carol for something he thought was better.
"This is a guy who makes such a big deal about his character. Yet he has no character. He is a fake."
Perot, who paid her medical bills all those years ago, now believes
that both Carol McCain and the American people have been taken in by a
man who is unusually slick and cruel, even by the standards of modern
Mr. Perot said, "McCain is the classic opportunist. He’s always reaching for attention and glory.
he came home, Carol walked with a limp. So he threw her over for a
poster girl with big money from Arizona. And the rest is history.
A man who cannot be faithful to a loving, self-sacrificing wife cannot be trusted to be faithful to the American people.
has also had to learn the lessons about her husband the hard way. Even
though she and McCain put on a perfect front for the public, especially
when he is running for office, she really is an invisible wife to him.
Gosinski, who served as director of Cindy McCain’s nonprofit American
Voluntary Medical Team (AVMT) wrote in his journal about the McCain
my short tenure at AVMT I have been surrounded by what on the surface
appears to be the ultimate all-American family. In reality, I am working
for a very sad, lonely woman. Her marriage of convenience to a U.S.
Senator has driven her to distance herself from friends, cover feelings
of despair with drugs, and replace lonely moments with self-indulgences.
She became addicted to Percocet and had a doctor prescribing them for
her illegally. When her parents learned she was taking them, they helped
rumors were saying McCain had an inappropriate relationship with the
young and lovely lobbyist, Vicki Iseman. Ms. Iseman began visiting
McCain's offices and campaign events so frequently in 2000 that his
aides were "convinced the relationship had become romantic". One staff
member supposedly asked, "Why is she always around?" His staff members
began a campaign to "save McCain from himself" by restricting Iseman's
access to McCain during the course of the 2000 presidential primary.
According to the Washington Post, McCain's political advisor John Weaver
met with Iseman at Washington's Union Station to tell Iseman not to see
is not a real marriage between John and Cindy McCain. Real marriages
usually involve living together. McCain and Cindy have not "lived"
together for 20 years. To defend this, McCain brags the family takes two
vacations together every year and Ms. McCain is the one who has always
made that happen."
vacations per year...What a farse and fake!! Nothing about this man is
real. He has no compassion or empathy for anyone except himself. The
only real thing emotion he is capable of is anger. He is famous for his
father and grandfather were both decorated Navy Admirals. He was given
special privileges and extreme preferential treatment while he served in
the Navy. He was a pilot but according to his colleagues he was a very
bad pilot. He actually crashed three planes. There was a horrendous
incident that happened on his aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Forrestal,
that killed 134 men. There has been a debate since the incident with
some being convinced John McCain was responsible for this accident.
Others are angry about anyone who would dare speak against a Naval
officer and embarrass an entire branch of service.
witnesses have reported that McCain was guilty of a "wet start". When a
pilot wants to be a show off, with a "wet start" his engine start
creates a large startling flame and lots of surprise noise from the rear
of a jet engine on start up. McCain did the "Wet Start". It was not an
accident. The flames from the wet start torched off the launching of a
powerful Zuni rocket on the plane behind him. The Zuni rockets were
famous for having electrical problems. It shot across the carrier’s deck
hitting other parked planes that were packing 1,000 high-explosive
pound bombs. This caused the bombs to explode. The subsequent massive
explosions, fire and destruction went several decks below and nearly
sunk this major 82,000 ton U.S. aircraft carrier.
stunt and aftermath caused the death of 134 sailors and blew off arms,
legs, and caused blindness and burns to another 161 sailors. McCain
jumped from his plane, rolled across the flames, and escaped. He watched
the men dying and the burning from a closed circuit television on the
ship. Sadly all of those lives were lost.
had to take the ship off the battle line for 2 years when it had to be
taken back to port for $76 million dollars of extensive repairs. That
does not include the cost of replacing the airplanes or ammunition.
Navy pilots causing this type of death and destruction would have been
arrested and would probably still be in prison. Why didn't this happened
to John McCain?
grandfather was a famous FOUR STAR Navy admiral and his dad, at the
time of the incident, was also a powerful illustrious FOUR STAR Navy
admiral. McCain had graduated from the Naval Academy. Witnesses say the
good ole boy Navy tradition went into high gear immediately. McCain was
not even repremanded. When there is a cover-up, the soldier is usually
simply assigned to another ship. McCain was quietly assigned to another
ship. There is an ongoing debate about the incident to this day.
McCain's lack of character was further demonstrated when he voted not
to repeal Obamacare. He had run his 2016 Senatorial race under the
banner he would LEAD the fight to repeal Obamacare. He hates Donald
Trump so very much he gleefully held his thumb down for his vote rather
than a thumbs up. He laughed afterwards and said, "Let's see Donald
Trump save America now!"
a horrible man. He stabbed his constituents and the citizens of America
in the back. Liberal socialists now call him their hero.
has recently discovered he has a brain tumor. I am genuinely sorry for
anyone who has to face a health issue especially when it involves
cancer. Thankfully for him the doctors have said it is curable. The fact
that he now has a brain tumor does not change the horrendous things he
has done in his life because of his extremely low flawed character.
Senator McCain's own health care was dependent on the Obamacare he has
continued to saddle the American people with, I guarantee he would not
have voted thumbs-down. But because he married a wealthy heiress and has
plenty of money to take care of his own health needs, he does not care.
What a guy... what a guy!