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After Cindy McCain declares herself an only child her half-sister goes public for Obama

 
 
Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 07:43 pm
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Portalski went public with her connection to the McCains after hearing Cindy say on the trail that she was an only child.

"I'm upset," she told NPR. "I'm angry. It makes me feel like a nonperson, kind of."

"It's terribly painful," Portalski added. "It is as if she is the 'real' daughter. I am also a real daughter."

The Washington Post subsequently reported that Cindy has another half-sister who seems to have slipped her mind:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/28/cindy-mccains-half-sister_n_122134.html

Not that I care about who a candidate's relatives vote for. I want to know if any other presidential candidate has had such problems with scored relatives. Know of any examples?
 
eoe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 07:47 am
@Robert Gentel,
When you own family won't vote for you, that's saying a hell of alot!
parados
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 07:57 am
@eoe,
You're never good enough for the inlaws.



(It's Cindy's half sister not voting for Cindy's husband.)
rabel22
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:40 am
@parados,
As always you can pick your friends and the politicians you want to vote for but your stuck with your relatives.
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 01:15 pm
@parados,
parados wrote:

You're never good enough for the inlaws.
(It's Cindy's half sister not voting for Cindy's husband.)


I've got to disagree. Squabbles are one thing but when a family member is on their way to the white house, (or the NBA, or the first on Mars, etc.), even if it's a second cousin twice removed on your stepmother's side, the small stuff gets pushed to the side in favor of catching even a bit of their glow for yourself. But this says "I don't want any parts of you" and that's saying alot, IMO.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 01:19 pm
@parados,
parados wrote:

You're never good enough for the inlaws.



(It's Cindy's half sister not voting for Cindy's husband.)
Sloppy, dude. This isn't an inlaw.

(Half sisters share one parent.)
Lash
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 01:19 pm
Many families have squabbles that can erupt when one of them is flung into the national spotlight. We don't know the story. I remember Christian Bale's mother and sister going to him for a shakedown on the premiere night of his hit, Batman. When he didn't cough up money, they accused him of "pushing" them. Charges later dropped... You never know who did what. I'm sure we'll be treated to several versions of the facts...
eoe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 02:56 pm
@Lash,
Hopefully we won't. It is their personal business after all.
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slkshock7
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 05:49 pm
For pete's sake, the woman's is eleven years older than Cindy. Furthermore, her mother was married and divorced from Cindy's dad nine years before Cindy's birth.

Hillary Clinton's father was a die-hard Republican until his death, so it's a fair bet he wouldn't have voted for his daughter....nor did he ever vote for his son-in-law although according to Bill, he constantly tried to recruit him into the Republican party.
Lash
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 05:57 pm
@slkshock7,
Yeah. I didn't want to seem to reflexively back Cindy. But, it DOES smack of sour grapes.
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parados
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 07:17 pm
@OCCOM BILL,
There's sister-in-laws and half-sister-in-laws.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:23 pm
Squabbles with siblings is a common occurrence. Most are temporary in nature, and what is said at one point can be changed later on. I wouldn't put too much weight on something said in anger.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 10:18 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Mildly interesting but not really -- I don't care, much anyway, about relatives, or even lies about not having relatives by a relative to the nominee. Not why I place my vote, she sniffs.
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