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McCain bigamist?

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US elections: McCain married to first wife when he applied for licence to marry second, report says

* Daniel Nasaw in Washington


* Friday July 11, 2008

Republican presidential nominee John McCain was still married to his first wife when he obtained a marriage licence to wed Cindy McCain.

According to the Los Angeles Times, court documents show that the Arizona senator received a licence to marry his second wife about a month before a judge granted his divorce from Carol McCain in April 1980.

The report contradicts McCain's account from his 2002 memoir Worth Fighting For, in which he said he divorced Carol McCain in February 1980.

McCain has acknowledged he was legally married to Carol when he began seeing Cindy; he has said the two were separated. McCain's divorce petition stated he and Carol lived together until January 7, 1980, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A McCain campaign spokesman declined to comment on McCain's split from his first wife.

"The senator has always taken responsibility for it," said the spokesman, Tucker Bounds.

In the late 1970s, McCain was a US navy captain when his marriage to Carol, a former model who was nearly crippled in an auto accident during his captivity in Vietnam, began to fall apart. He later told his biographer, Robert Timberg, that he had engaged in a series of extra-marital "dalliances".

In 1979, McCain met Cindy Lou Hensley, the scion of an Arizona beer distributing family, at a Honolulu reception. They wed the following year. McCain retired from the navy in 1981 and, aided by his new wife's fortune from her family's beer distribution business, launched his political career with a successful run for the US House the following year. He was elected to the US Senate in 1986.

McCain's swift remarriage alienated him from Ronald and Nancy Reagan, who in winter and spring 1980 were campaigning for the White House. The Reagans were close to Carol McCain, according to the Los Angeles Times.

John and Cindy McCain have four children together. He and Carol had one daughter.

This is not the first time during the 2008 campaign that rumours of infidelity have plagued McCain.

In February, the New York Times published an article suggesting McCain had had an inappropriate affair with a telecommunications lobbyist. McCain and the lobbyist denied they had a romantic relationship.

Source: The Guardian

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seems mccain mccan't keep in in his mcpants. well , he and clinton should be buds !!!!

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