The Wealthy Wives- An Issue? comments on the unsurprising inconsistency of the right-wing slime machine when it comes to candidates marrying into wealth. The opening paragraph (the full article has numerous references to lovely quotes by Limbaugh, Coulter, et al):

What’s most notable about John McCain’s confusion over the number of homes he owns isn’t merely that it demonstrates that, after running his campaign based on depicting Barack Obama as an out-of-touch elitist and himself as the all-American Everyman, McCain lives a life that is about as far removed from the Average American as one can get, and has done so for decades. What’s notable is how McCain was able to live that way. McCain himself isn’t actually rich. He just lives off the inherited wealth of his much younger, former mistress and now-second-wife — for whom he dumped his older and disfigured first wife — and who then used her family’s money to fund his political career and keep him living in extreme luxury (while insisting that he sign a prenuptial agreement, which would make McCain the first U.S. President to have one).


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