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Cindy McCain Gets Mouth Taped Shut for NoH8 Campaign


Here's Cindy McCain's photo shot for Adam Bouska's NoH8 Campaign. Writes Bouska:

"Aligning yourself with the platform of gay marriage as a Republican still tends to be very stigmatic, but Cindy McCain wanted to participate in the campaign to show people that party doesn't matter - marriage equality isn't a Republican issue any more than it is a Democratic issue. It's about human rights, and everybody being treated equally in the eyes of the law that runs and protects this country."

Cindy has, in the past, expressed her thrill at hanging out with gay Republicans. Unfortunately, she didn't speak up about her husband's support of Proposition 8 when it could have made more of a difference.

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  1. Well isn't that special?

    I guess it's pretty cool. It's "safe" for her now, huh?

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Jan 20, 2010 2:04:27 PM

  2. Maybe she could have a little talk with her maverick husband then? I'm not going to shirk support on an issue I believe in, but I have to wonder where this is really coming from. Would she have been this open had her husband been elected?

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jan 20, 2010 2:11:52 PM

  3. I am so sick of these political Johnny-come-latelies. Fuck all of them. They are almost as bad as closet cases.

    Posted by: fred | Jan 20, 2010 2:15:54 PM

  4. feeling a little mixed about this

    i'll just say good & leave it at that

    Posted by: steve | Jan 20, 2010 2:18:52 PM

  5. Well, I'm not a fan, but good for her. This is a good thing.

    Posted by: Jamie | Jan 20, 2010 2:21:28 PM

  6. @ fred

    Y'all trashed talked her throughout the campaign. She doesmore than Michelle Obama ever will. Yeah I don't see Michelle Obama with her mouth taped shut.

    Posted by: Name: | Jan 20, 2010 2:26:39 PM

  7. Baby Steps.
    It is these Baby Steps that change minds slowly over time.
    Thank You Cindy!

    Posted by: Steve | Jan 20, 2010 2:28:35 PM

  8. I agree w/ Steve. On the one hand its like "good for her" and on the other its like "wtf? you're a little late, Cindy".
    But hey, baby steps are better than no steps.

    Posted by: northshore | Jan 20, 2010 2:29:42 PM

  9. I'm with Steve.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jan 20, 2010 2:41:33 PM

  10. John is up for reelection ... I doubt she will be able to convince him to support equality, though.

    Posted by: KFLO | Jan 20, 2010 2:43:10 PM

  11. Andy, could you choose a less partisan title?

    You know, "gets mouth taped shut" is not exactly a celebratory choice of words.

    Posted by: Lucrece | Jan 20, 2010 2:43:29 PM

  12. I have to agree, John McCain use to be one of the few fair voices in the GOP, he has clearly sold his soul since 'embracing Bush' after he was slimed by him and Rove.

    I can see when Cindy's daughter gets her fairness from. Whatever you may feel about McCain, it took balls for her to say FU to the right wing.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jan 20, 2010 2:48:51 PM

  13. NO H8 is the new "got milk?"

    Posted by: spider monkey | Jan 20, 2010 2:49:29 PM

  14. To Cindy, we're a little, perhaps quite a bit, miffed you're so late to the party, but we're glad at least you made it.

    The list of conservative Republicans who are more "liberal" than our President on marriage equality is growing fast. It is seriously F#!&ed up that the Cheneys, the Republican mayor of San Diego, Cindy and Meghan McCain, Ted Olson, former MA Gov William Weld, NJ St Sen Bill Baroni, ...

    Gavin Newsom is right that Obama needs to have his marriage equality epiphany and the sooner the better.

    Posted by: Craig | Jan 20, 2010 2:52:09 PM

  15. Republicans (no, I'm not one) are gradually changing on the gay issue. Especially the younger ones. It's just the natural course of things.

    Posted by: JT | Jan 20, 2010 2:56:46 PM

  16. Well, beware the cut and paste when commenting. That sentence should have said:

    It is seriously F#!&ed up that the Cheneys, the Republican mayor of San Diego, Cindy and Meghan McCain, Ted Olson, former MA Gov William Weld, NJ St Sen Bill Baroni, and several NY Assemblymembers are more progressive on this issue than many Democrats, the President included.

    Posted by: Craig | Jan 20, 2010 2:57:52 PM

  17. To anyone who compares her to the First Lady, get a brain—she wouldn't be doing this as First Lady either. Nobody who needs to get re-elected from the right and very few from the left would do it. (I'm actually surprised she's doing it despite her husband's need to be re-elected...?)

    If you're going to be against Michelle Obama or Barack Obama for being political opportunists for not being out about their marriage-equality support, you shouldn't be so happy with Cindy McCain because she did and she's doing the identical thing—expressing her true feelings only when it's safe.

    What's also dispiriting to me is how many gay people can be won over with a NOH8 picture. I had assumed our community had more than one progressive principle.

    All that said, it's definitely not a bad thing that she did it!

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Jan 20, 2010 3:07:57 PM

  18. It's embarrassing when someone stands up for our community and some folks can't see past political parties. Your party loyalty trumps your membership of the LGBT community? Anyone keeping score on how well the DNC is doing for us? I am for anyone who has a change of heart and begin a new dialog--that would include G.W Bush himself, but I am not holding my breath.

    Posted by: Leto | Jan 20, 2010 3:23:30 PM

  19. Matthew, McCain is up for re-election this year. Ms Obama's husband isn't up for re-election until 2012. Which do you think is safer for their husbands re-election: Ms McCain coming out in favor of marriage equality during her husband's re-election campaign as she has just done or Ms Obama coming out in support of marriage equality two years before her husband's re-election campaign.

    Posted by: Craig | Jan 20, 2010 3:55:33 PM

  20. Guess that means that the republican party's a bastion of tolerance, right faggot republicans? Delusional fucktards. When Sam Brownback and Jim DeMint no longer speak for most republicans, then you'll stop being viewed as self loathing dim lunatics.

    Good for her, though. There are intelligent republican allies...they just have no power, influence or say in the direction of their party.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 20, 2010 4:07:35 PM

  21. Why didn't you do this when it mattered.

    Posted by: Ryan | Jan 20, 2010 4:08:13 PM

  22. RYAN: it still matters. With Prop 8 likely heading for the Supreme Court it matters more than ever. Never was a fan of Cindy McCain but my this is a great thing that she's done.

    Posted by: Paul | Jan 20, 2010 4:22:53 PM

  23. Pretty soon now Maggie Gallagher is gonna pose for Bouska's NoH8 duct campaign.

    Posted by: peterparker | Jan 20, 2010 4:23:44 PM

  24. Lying cunt. Did she catch John porking the maid again? When she appears at a few dozen marriage equality events and gay pride rallies, and donates a large sum to numerous gay friendly causes, I'll start to believe it. Until then, she's a pathetic lying botoxed old junkie looking for some media time.

    Posted by: Roscoe | Jan 20, 2010 4:23:46 PM

  25. Seeing Cindy McCain with in a NOH8 message is like looking out the window and seeing a kangaroo hailing a cab.

    Posted by: LD | Jan 20, 2010 4:25:42 PM

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