I’m so impressed with Cindy McCain. Yes, she’s wealthy and, yes, she owns several homes, but she never forgets the least among us in this world. Example: she left today for a mission to Georgia with the World Food Program. From Time:
McCain says she has been trying to get into Georgia since the conflict started, but it took time to arrange the logistics. Her husband, she says, is “very supportive. As soon as he saw what was happening — he and I, we connect on many levels, I mean he knew immediately [that she would want to go.] I’ve been to Georgia with him, I know the country.”
Her aides say that the timing of the trip, during the Democrats’ convention in Denver, was never a consideration. But that doesn’t mean they’re ignoring the subtext: “She’s on the phone with the World Food Program, he’s on the phone with Sakaashvili,” McCain adviser Nicolle Wallace told me. “It’s like this great picture of what they’ll be like in the White House.”
As she prepared to leave, Mrs. McCain spoke of her concern about the situation there. “There’s a very serious landmine issue now, because there are landmines being laid as we speak,” she said. “There’s a whole bunch of things going on right now, and as we begin to move refugees from point A to point B or try to feed refugees who are stuck in pockets around the country, we’re now running into the issue of the blowing up of humanitarian vehicles that are trying to get to the refugees. So it’s a whole morass of problems now.”
And this is not the first time this election cycle that she’s dropped what she was doing on the campaign trail to go and help elsewhere. She visited Kosovo with HALO in March, Vietnam in June, and Rwanda in July.
Update: Don Surber quips: “The wife of Republican Sen. John McCain has more foreign policy experience than Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.”