Scrutiny not in the news:
“she used other people’s names for prescriptions and stole drugs”
McCain needs a hug.
Cindy McCain became addicted to the painkillers Vicodin and Percocet. To keep up with her daily need of 10 to 15 pills, she used other people’s names for prescriptions and stole drugs from the American Voluntary Medical Team, a mobile surgical unit she’d begun in 1988 to provide emergency medical services around the world.
A 1993 DEA audit of the amount of painkillers her charity had obtained quickly uncovered her thefts.
She avoided prosecution for those crimes through an agreement with the Justice Department in which she submitted to drug testing, paid a fine, performed community service in a soup kitchen, and joined Narcotics Anonymous.
Cindy McCain was the heiress to a beer distributor’s fortune, she is now active in that distributorship, she did make the Senator sign a pre-nup when he married her and has kept her finances separate from his, she did adopt (at Mother Theresa’s behest) a Bangladeshi girl in need of many surgeries to correct a cleft palate, she has established a family charity that benefits primarily children’s causes, and she is active both in mine-clearing and children’s dental restoration causes.
While John and Cindy McCain have four children together (one adopted), the Senator also has another three children from his first marriage (two of whom are children his first wife brought to their marriage).
The McCains have a commuter marriage in which he stays in Washington, she stays in Phoenix, but they vacation together twice a year.
There is an 18-year age difference between them — they met when she was 24 and he was 42.
[tip to AmeriBlog]