Tuesday, August 26, 2008

O Goody, Cindy McCain Going to Georgia

Here's something they'll have footage of at the Republican convention to exploit. The sweet, caring, concerned heiress, Cindy McCain, in Georgia, no doubt giving a bottle of hot water to a thirsting baby.

SACRAMENTO -- Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, is headed to the Republic of Georgia, where tensions between the government and Russia have sparked international concern and have become an issue on the presidential campaign trail.
It's impossible not to be cynical about John McCain, whose hotheadedness inflamed international tensions a couple weeks ago. Now he's sending Cindy -- through nothing but compassion, of course -- to tenderly minister to the suffering Georgians.
McCain spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker confirmed Cindy McCain is enroute to the nation and said she is visiting as part of the World Food Program. She said she will meet with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and visit with wounded Georgian soldiers.
We can assume the TV cameras will be rolling, humming along. And that there'll be a lot of expert stagecraft: Make sure you get her good side as she shakes the hand of Wounded Georgian Soldier #1 and, over there, #2. Hopefully one of them will shed a tear, we'll get it on tape, put a little soft music to it, run it in slow mo, and that'll be a great film for the convention. Not a dry eye in the place.

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