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McCain's Dirty Little Money Secrets

What are these people hiding?

Cindy McCain says she will never make her tax returns public even if her husband wins the White House and she becomes the first lady.

"You know, my husband and I have been married 28 years and we have filed separate tax returns for 28 years. This is a privacy issue. My husband is the candidate," Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting John McCain, said in an interview aired on NBC's "Today" on Thursday.

Asked if she would release her tax returns if she was first lady, Cindy McCain said: "No."

Ten bucks says John McCain doesn't know anything about her assets, how much taxes she pays or doesn't pay, etc.

This stinks - and has the potential to cost John McBush the election.

UPDATE: Just a few hours after Cindy McCain made that statement the Democratic National Committee announced their intention to pursue the matter:

In her interview with TODAY's Ann Curry, Cindy McCain stated that she would not release her tax returns -- even if she becomes first lady.

The Democratic National Committee has decided to jump on this, noting how Cindy McCain's wealth has benefited her husband's political career. For example, John McCain -- when his campaign was struggling with money -- was able to use a corporate jet (at a lower cost) owned by a private company headed by Cindy.

"John McCain may not like it, but the American people have a right to know about the well documented links between his political career and the McCains' business ventures," DNC chairman Howard Dean said in a statement. "John McCain's refusal to meet the standard of every other candidate seeking the office is one more reason he's the wrong choice for America's future."

Like it or not, Republicans, this will become a major issue in the race for the White House. What is Cindy hiding? That will become the question, and as the recent call and subsequent release of the Clinton's tax returns demonstrates, the truth revealed by the release is typically less damaging than the calls and innuendo that follow any perceived efforts to hide information.

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Comments (9)


all you have is inuendo and accusations here, lee. personally, i'm glad that she is bluntly saying "no, these are my records, and i'm not the candidate"

and before you say it, Cindy is different in that she is not heavily involved with the campaign, and there is no expectation that she would end up being a "co-presideant" with john. if either of those were true, i might have a different response to her refusal.


wasn't an issue each time he ran for his Senate seat ...

not an issue now ...


For gods sake, Kerry STILL has not released his Naval Records ...


Guys, I would normally agree with you that Cindy McCain's financial records are her own business, but if she financially helps her husband's campaign in any way, shape, or form whatsoever, like it appears she has, then it becomes the American people's business.


I'm guessing it's the mafia ties involved in gaining a large liquor concession. Bronfman out of Canada and the old Columbo family out of New York. When Columbo was assassinated I think Jos.Bonanno was given the reins. McCain has documented contact with Bonanno in AZ, where he "retired" to in the 1970s.

I imagine there might be some skimming through shell transactions by ghost employees (Bonannos or Gambino-Gotti).
Just a guess. But what isn't a guess, the mob never lets go from a source of income. The McCains are probably trapped within old business arrangements and are being bled dry, hanging all kinds of bad paper.

Lee Ward:

Sunshine is a great disinfectant - Cindy needs to come clean, or face the hounds for the next six months.

I don't mind if she chooses the latter, it'll yield the most votes lost for the Repubs and that's A-OK with me.

We need to know the person that is sleeping in the White House, where she gets her money, and who she's in bed with financially.

If she doesn't have anything to hide then - uhm... what's she hiding?


....What hyprocisy....2004...the REPUBLICANS demanded John Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz reveal her tax returns, but today we are supposed to give McCain a pass on this...not hardly....the pressure will build to the point that she will turn over her returns, watch and see. She's hiding something, if not she would turn over her returns NOW.


in 2004 THK was heavily involved in donating to multiple 527's ... a real difference ...

Nobody demanded any such thing ... also THK and John Kerry filed joint returns ...

so dozens of years of seperate returns and not one call for her to reveal them during any of McCains previous campaigns ...

Please keep harping on this one liberals ... you will be giving McCain the biggest FU stick in the world ...

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

Sounds like McCain is married to a big FU stick. I hope he trots her out often, she's a definite liability so far... Pompous and arrogant - those things swing voters love so much. What a gift for Democrats...


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