Friday, June 13, 2008

An Endorsement for the McPhilanderer

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gave his endorsement to Senator John McCain today because of his age. Seeking to avoid being the oldest head of state at the next G-8 summit, Prime Minister Berlusconi decided to back Senator McCain, who is one month older than the Italian Prime Minister.

Mr. Berlusconi (seen above, with his wife, Veronica Lario) gained worldwide fame last year when his wife wrote a letter to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, demanding a public apology after her husband was seen flirting with a much younger woman at a political event. The then former Prime Minister, who has a reputation for womanizing, was quoted as telling a thirtysomething female MP: "I'd go anywhere with you, even to a desert island. If I weren't already married, I would marry you straight away."

Since being voted back into power in April 2008, Prime Minister has reportedly continued his philandering ways, passing flirtatious notes to two young, female MPs during a recent session of Parliament.

So if (God forbid) John McCain is elected president, he will be in good company. Senator McCain, after a series of extramarital affairs, abandoned his first wife of 15 years in 1980 to marry the much younger Cindy Hensley, heiress to a wealthy Arizona beer distributor. This is how Carol McCain characterized her divorce:
‘My marriage ended because John McCain didn’t want to be 40, he wanted to be 25. You know that just does.’

According to the Phoenix New-Times, the marriage worked out well for Senator McCain:
By now, many Americans know John McCain's family story. His best-selling memoir, Faith of My Fathers, chronicles the lives of the senator's father and grandfather, distinguished admirals. The book takes readers up through John McCain's own military service, including his five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. But Faith of My Fathers ends there, a few years short of John McCain's marriage to Cindy Hensley and the advent of his political career.

That's only half the family story.

The rest could be called "Cash of My Father-in-Law," a tale of how beer baron James W. Hensley's money and influence provided a complement to McCain's charisma and compelling personal story and launched him to a seat in Congress -- and perhaps to the White House.

More on how John McCain used his wife's money to prop up his political career tomorrow.


DCDemocrat said...

I still think that Newt Gingrich can teach them all a lesson, voting to impeach Clinton while he was carrying on an affair of his own and delivering a "Dear Joanna" letter to a wife with cancer. McPhilanderer, of course, dumped his bathing suit model wife at the exact moment that the "worse" part of "for better, for worse" kicked into effect. "You will know a tree by the fruit it bears."

Anonymous said...

For the GOP, trading in a crippled wife for a younger, healthier, wealthier model is good family values.

Citizen Shelly said...

Ugh, nothing worse than randy old men who flirt with young women. Or toss out their physically disabled wives for young blonde heiresses.

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