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John and Cindy McCain, drug addicts, not fit to lead us and the rest of the world!

Edited on Thu Feb-21-08 01:11 PM by grantcart she 1) carried on an affair with McCain when he was still married to the woman who stood by him when he was a POW and 2) That she is a drug addict 3)She stole drugs from her own charity to supply her own habit.4) She was involved in the keating 5 scandal This is the woman who is giving advice the our Michelle on American values Hensley met John McCain in 1979 at a military reception in Hawaii.<9> He was the U.S. Navy liaison officer to the United States Senate, eighteen years her senior,<1> and in a somewhat troubled marriage to his first wife, Carol.<15> McCain and Hensley quickly began a relationship;<1> he divorced Carol in April 1980, and he and Cindy were married on May 17, 1980 in Phoenix. Her father's business and political contacts helped gain her husband a foothold into Arizona politics;<15> she campaigned with her husband door-to-door during his successful first bid for U.S. Congress in 1982,<7> with her wealth from an expired trust from her parents providing significant loans to the campaign.<9><16><17> In 1989, Cindy McCain became addicted to opioid painkillers such as Percocet and Vicodin.<22> She later attributed her addiction to pain following two spinal surgeries for ruptured discs<23><24> as well as emotional stress during her husband's entanglement in the Keating Five scandal of that time,<22> which also involved her role as a bookkeeper who had difficulty finding receipts of Keating-related expenses.<14> The addiction progressed to the point where she resorted to stealing drugs from her own AVMT.<23> During 1992, Tom Gosinski, the director of government and international affairs for AVMT, discovered her drug theft.<25> Subsequently in 1992, McCain's parents staged an intervention to force her to get help;<14> she told her husband about her problem, attended a drug treatment facility, began outpatient sessions, and ended her three years of active addiction;<22> a hysterectomy in 1993 resolved her back pain.<22><24> In January 1993, McCain terminated Gosinski's employment on grounds of budgetary reasons.<25> In spring 1993, Gosinski tipped off the Drug Enforcement Administration to investigate McCain's drug theft.<25> Her activities violated federal statutes, so a federal investigation was conducted. McCain's defense team, led by Washington lawyer John Dowd,<25> secured an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office that limited her punishment to financial restitution and enrollment in a diversion program, <4><25> without anything being made public. Meanwhile, in early 1994 Gosinski filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against McCain, which he told her he would settle for $250,000.<25> In April 1994, Dowd requested that Maricopa County officials investigate Gosinski for extortion.<25> At this point, the Phoenix New Times was preparing a negatively-cast story about the whole affair and was about to publish it.<25><22> Cindy McCain pre-empted this<22> by publicly revealing her past addiction, stating she hoped it would give fellow drug addicts courage in their struggles: "Although my conduct did not result in compromising any missions of AVMT, my actions were wrong, and I regret them."<4> A flurry of press attention followed, including charges by Gosinski that she had asked him to lie concerning her drug use when the McCains were applying to adopt their baby from Bangladesh<22> and statements by past AVMT employees that Gosinski had once threatened to blackmail her. A few weeks after her announcement, the Variety Club of Arizona canceled its Humanitarian of the Year award dinner in her honor citing poor ticket sales.<4> In the end, both Gosinski's lawsuit and the extortion investigation against him were dropped.<22> AVMT concluded its activities in 1995.<11>