The Life and Experiences of Cindy McCain-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

Said to be from the Wall Street Journal, this eRumor lists some of the good things about Cindy McCain, wife of senator and presidential candidate John McCain.

The Truth:

This forwarded email appeared in April, 2008, during the primary presidential campaign season.

The Wall Street Journal article referred to may be one from April 17, 2008 by Monica Langley.

Updated 4/30/08

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Cindy McCain

There was an article in the Wall Street Journal on Cindy McCain, John”s wife.

All I ever saw was this attractive woman standing beside John. I was surprised
how talented and involved with world problems she is. This is a summary of the
She graduated from Southern Cal and was a special-needs teacher.
After her Dad died she became involved with his beer distributing firm and is now
the chairwoman. Sales have doubled since she has taken over from her father.

They have a marriage prenuptial agreement, her assets remain separate.

She is involved around the world clearing land mines – travels to these countries
on a detonation team and service on their board.

They have a 19 year old serving in Iraq, another son in the Naval Academy,
a daughter recently graduated from Columbia Univ., an adopted daughter in
high school, and a son who is the finance guy at the beer firm.

Raised kids in Phoenix, AZ rather than Washington DC.(better atmosphere)
He commuted.

In 1991, Mrs. McCain came across a girl in an orphanage in Bangladesh.
Mother Teresa implored Mrs. McCain to take the baby with severe cleft palate.
She did so without first telling her husband. The couple adopted the girl who
has had a dozen operations to repair her cleft palate and other medical problems.

They have a Family Foundation for children’s causes.

She’s active with “Halo Trust” – to clear land mines, provide water and food in
war ravaged and developing countries.

She will join an overseas mission of “Operation Smile”, a charity for corrective
surgery on children’s faces.

She has had two back surgeries and became addicted to pain killers.
She talks openly about it which she says is part of the recovery process.

I’m surprised the media is so quiet about her attributes. She sounds
more capable than Hillary or Obama. We would really get two for
the price of one. A person with business and international experience.
John did work for the firm for awhile when he left the Navy.
She, however, has the real business experience. Very interesting.