Thursday, October 9, 2008

no means no

From a Marie Claire interview with Cindy McCain:
MC: You met your husband after his POW days. To what extent is that still with you — or is it a part of history?
CM: My husband will be the first one to tell you that that’s in the past. Certainly it’s a part of who he is, but he doesn’t dwell on it. It’s not part of a daily experience that we experience or anything like that. But it has shaped him. It has made him the leader that he is.

MC: But no cold sweats in the middle of the night?
CM: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. My husband, he’d be the first one to tell you that he was trained to do what he was doing. The guys who had the trouble were the 18-year-olds who were drafted. He was trained, he went to the Naval Academy, he was a trained United States naval officer, and so he knew what he was doing...

MC: What’s your favorite curse word?
CM: [laughs] I don’t — I really don’t. My kids will make fun of me because I can’t get them out of my mouth. I get frustrated, but I don’t swear.

MC: Your husband’s temper is legendary in Washington. What does he tend to get mad about?
CM: It’s not a temper. The people who are sometimes on the opposite side of an issue from him may view it as such because my husband is passionate, he is involved, and he has put this country first his entire life. He’s extremely passionate, and I’m glad he is. I don’t want someone who doesn’t care.

MC: But never at home?
CM: Oh, no. No, no, no, no. We have a very fun family life.

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