Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cindy McCain Visits Refugees in Tblisi, Georgia

While Michelle Obama was at the Democrat convention extolling the virtues of her husband, Barry O, and telling us more than we wanted to know about their courtship, Cindy McCain was not home. John McCain's wife was not watching Mickey O describe how much she loves America.

No, Cindy McCain missed all of the excitement because she was in Tblisi, Georgia. You remember Georgia, right? That little pro-Western country invaded by Russia while the rest of the world played games in Beijing? Yeah, that's where Cindy spent her summer vacation.

TBILISI, Georgia (AFP) — Cindy McCain, wife of US Republican presidential candidate John McCain, on Tuesday visited refugees in Georgia, insisting the timing of her trip had no link to the Democratic convention.

Cindy McCain visited a school and former government building housing hundreds of Georgians forced to leave their homes for the relative safety of Tbilisi in the conflict with Russia.

"Each time I see and talk with refugees it breaks my heart," McCain told reporters after visiting the two camps which are supported by the World Food Programme (WFP).

"The only place these people want to be is home. But they cannot go home because of what happened to them and because of the situation that the Russians have caused."

"My job in all of this is to make sure the international community does not forget what is going on here," said McCain.

John McCain fiercely condemned Russia's actions in its conflict with Georgia, and demanded that Moscow be barred from the Group of Eight rich nations club as punishment.

Her visit to Georgia came a day after Michelle Obama, the wife of her husband's democratic challenger, pledged to the Democratic National Convention that Barack Obama would be an "extraordinary president".

"Did I do this (trip) because it is during to Democratic National Convention?" asked Cindy McCain, wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt.

"The answer is no. I could not come any quicker. The timing just happens to be right now."

"It is important for us see at first hand what is going on and hear the stories from the displaced people and our friends the Saakashvilis as well," she said, referring to President Mikheil Saakashvili and his wife.
Next week the Republicans hold their nominating convention. Cindy McCain is slated to give a speech. While she does, I wonder where Mickey O will be? With innocent families caught in the crossfire of two angry mobs or maybe at a Chicago tea with domestic terrorists? No matter. I'm sure it will have the appropriate import and gravitas.

Too bad Cindy doesn't have gravitas and import. She only has a black t-shirt, blue jeans, a warm smile, a caring heart, a lot of money, a bunch of houses, and a concern for people half way across the world who need some help and comfort.

She kind of reminds me of someone...

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dcat said...

Beautiful Indigo!

Gayle said...

It is a beautiful post, Indigo. What a difference there is between Cindy and Obambi's wife. Even when Michelle smiles, she glares. It's weird!

Indigo Rose said...

The Democratic Convention has been held as early as July and as late as this same time period in August.... So, is it coincidental that the Democratic Convention is being held this week; that BHO will be giving his speech on the 45th Anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial?
Ohhhh, the buildup to tonights speech is huge!
Compare: Barach Obama to Martin Luther King
Compare: Cindy McCain to Princess Di

Ura said...

Didn't see much of this in the media, did we? Glad you commented on this.....

Indigo Red said...

There was almost no coverage of her visit. The story I referenced is a French media story.

The comparison to Diana was purely organic. While reading and writing, I had the feeling I'd seen this story before. Then it hit me - Princess Di - and the last paragraph was born. Maybe others will see it too and I will be viral.

Chus said...

This is what I think: Cindy McCain The View