Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Cindy McCain who, unlike her angry old man husband, Sen. John McCain, has been a strong and vocal supporter of equal rights for women and gays, was asked to sign a petition this past week in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that is awaiting action in Congress. Cindy McCain petitions husband to back gay rights bill:
Call it a bold canvassing move that paid off: An organizer for the Human Rights Campaign
asked Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) wife Cindy to sign a postcard
Thursday urging the senator to back legislation barring workplace
discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
She signed it.
The senator has never supported the Employment Non-Discrimination Act,
which passed a Senate committee in July and could come to the floor for
a vote soon. A bipartisan coalition has dispatched field organizers in
seven states across the country to mobilize constituents on behalf of
the bill, and HRC has collected "tens of thousands of postcards" as part
of the effort, according to HRC spokesman Michael Cole-Schwartz.
Arizona is a key state, since activists are targeting both McCain and
his fellow Republican Sen. Jeff Flake; McCain has opposed the bill in
the past, while Flake has not voted on the issue since taking office in
HRC organizer John Gomez spotted Cindy McCain at a Staples in
Phoenix, Cole-Schwartz wrote in an e-mail. "He talked with her about our
efforts to pass ENDA, and she shared her support for the bill,"
Cole-Schwartz said, adding that she signed the postcard and addressed it
to her husband.
At the moment, it does not appear that Cindy McCain has changed her
husband's mind. In an e-mail, McCain's spokesman Brian Rogers wrote,
"Senator McCain enjoys and appreciates having discussions on the
important issues of the day with all the members of his family, and he
respects their views."
Whoa, can you feel the chill air in that cold statement. Makes you wonder what kind of relationship they have at home, doesn't it?