The NYTimes goes after Cindy McCain.
Mrs. McCain, 54, describes herself as her husband’s best friend, though for the last two decades they have mostly lived apart, she in Arizona, he in Washington....
Recently, Mrs. McCain has called the separations painful, volunteering that she endured several miscarriages alone. She spent subsequent pregnancies mostly confined to home, Ms. Ross said, sitting in a favorite stuffed chair, watching videos. But she rarely complained. “Her attitude was as a good soldier,” Mr. Gullet said.
As her family grew, her parents moved across the street to help out, even ordering birthday gifts to be given in her husband’s name. . “I’m sure John hasn’t been able to get anything done, so send something Cindy would enjoy,” Marguerite Hensley, Mrs. McCain’s mother, would tell G. Darrell Olson, a local jeweler. “John doesn’t have a lot of money, so find something in the $5,000 area,” she added, according to Mr. Olson. (One year, Mr. McCain chose his own gift for his wife: a ring with her children’s birthstones.)
It really paints her as lonely, sad, frail, and left by her husband to suffer alone. Not exactly the power couple profile.
(No more McCain access for the NYTimes.)
Later: In response, the McCain campaign releases a letter it sent the NYTimes earlier this month as this profile was being built.
You have not tried to find Barack Obama's drug dealer that he wrote about in his book, Dreams of My Father....
And, official McCain statement.