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  •  I was NOT amazed at the McCains (5+ / 0-)

    utter callous treatment of their family members.

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    McCain herself routinely uses the phrase "only child," as she did on CNN last month. "I grew up with my dad," she said then. "I'm an only child. My father was a cowboy, and he really loved me very much, but I think he wanted a son occasionally."

    McCain's father was also a businessman — and twice a father.

    "I'm upset," Kathleen Portalski says. "I'm angry. It makes me feel like a nonperson, kind of."

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    Documents show Kathleen Anne Hensley was born to Jim and Mary Jeanne Hensley on Feb. 23, 1943. They had been married for six years when Kathleen was born.

    Jim Hensley was a bombardier on a B-17, flying over Europe during World War II.

    He was injured and sent to a facility in West Virginia to recuperate. During that time, while still married to Mary Jeanne, Hensley met another woman — Marguerite Smith. Jim divorced Mary Jeanne and married Marguerite in 1945.

    Cindy Lou Hensley was born nine years later, in 1954.

    She may have grown up as an only child, but so did her half sister, Kathleen, who was raised by a single parent.

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    When Hensley died in 2000, his will named not only Portalski but also a daughter of his wife Marguerite from her earlier marriage. So, Cindy McCain may be the only product of Jim and Marguerite's marriage, but she is not the only child of either.

    She was, however, the sole inheritor of his considerable estate.

    Kathleen Portalski was left $10,000, and her children were left nothing. It's a fact Nicholas Portalski says his sister discovered the hard way.

    "What she found in town — on the day of or the day before or the day after his funeral — was that the credit card didn't work anymore," Nick says.

    The Portalskis live in a modest home in central Phoenix. Kathleen is retired, as is her husband. Nicholas Portalski is a firefighter and emergency medical technician looking for work.

    Not only are the McCains filthy rich trust fund babies, but they are callous arrogant elitists who cut off their unemployed family members who are while spending over a quarter million monthly on sundries, saunter in  private jets between any one of their $10 Mil homes in their $500 Ferragamo loafers.

    What a piece of shit.

    "See you at the Debates; Bitches"

    by MrDeadeye2U on Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 01:57:16 PM PDT

    •  Are you saying (0+ / 0-)

      Cindy wrote the will? Give credit where credit is do. My Parents have a considerable estate, and I have four siblings. What do I tell my parents? SPEND IT. Enjoy your retirement, it is not my money. If they gave it to everyone else but me? Must be my bad Karma, it's blood money. BTW, my father became a millionaire the hard way, he earned it. I get to be the raving lunatic in my household, "shut the lights of" "turn off the water" etc. Sorry about my rant. I get irritated when people see something that isn't there.

      Don't drink and blog

      by c2olgos2 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 02:44:17 PM PDT

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      •  Evidently, Cindy learned from her family. (0+ / 0-)

        Never be the "starter wife" who slaves away for years, faithfully supporting a husband who's never around, and then gets dumped so he can "trade upward" in middle age.  

        The smart WASP girl plans to be the second wife, the cute, blonde, cosmetically-enhanced Trophy Wife who summarily kicks the first wife out of the nest, along with her children, leaving them destitute while the Trophy Wife giggles and grins her way to triumph.  

        She's a "cuckoo" in more ways than one.

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