Jun 19, 2008

What Kind of Guy Would Call His Wife the C-Word? John McCain, of Course

In The Real McCain by author, Cliff Schechter, John McCain called his wife Cindy the C-word (female body part that when used to label a woman in your presence is sure to get you smacked, broken up with, or divorced. One word to never say if you care anything about a relationship with a woman. Never.) Apparently, Cindy was toying with a strand of McCain's hair and remarked that his hair was thinning. Then, according to MomLogic:

McCain's face reddened, and he responded, “At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you c*nt.” Whoa. Cindy just gave an embarrassed smile and remained silent, and the other people in the bus didn't say anything, either, Schechter tells momlogic. Everyone was utterly speechless.

The other people on the bus were two aides and three reporters. Best way to keep a secret when showing the other side of your nether regions is to say it in front of reporters. Why does this bother me? No man would call me this word—in private, much less in public—and still expect to see me again. It's as low as you can go. I don't thing I'd put up with it if my partner used the word at all to describe any woman. This is pure, hateful ugliness. The C-word, my dears, is a misogynist's term. Maybe guys use it in locker rooms—that I don't know. But it's ugly and there's not a parallel term for it to denigrate a man in the same way.

Now why does this bother me, if in fact, McCain did use the word to label his wife—in front of other people? It says to me he has a mean streak, a woman-hating streak, a lack of character streak, and an inability to curb his temper even in front of others, when it counts streak.

RawStory reports this:

The man who was known as "McNasty" in high school has erupted in foul-languaged tirades at political foes and congressional colleagues more-or-less throughout his career, and his quickness to anger has been an issue on the presidential campaign trail as evidence of his fury has surfaced.

Naturally, the McCain camp is denying the C-word epithet story, even though it was reported separately by witnesses. And even though it fits right in with his not infrequent tirades and name-calling events and infamous foul-temper and out-of-control mouth.

Check this YouTube exploration (well done) of the topic

At the very least, people like my Mom who think John McCain is a good guy (see my previous post on five reasons why McCain is decidedly NOT a good guy) and who would even consider voting for him should try to imagine this eruptible hater as the president. Could be that he would be even worse than the current Monster-in-Chief.

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