Mary Mitchell, of the Chicago Sun-Times, has been one of my favorite newly-discovered columnists. Part of that is due to the political campaign this season and her straightforward approach to column writing. One of her latest pieces has to do with the infidelity of Sen. John McCain upon his return from Vietnam that led to his wife at the time, Carol, being thrown aside for the younger and richer Cindy McCain. I read some more details about McCain that I had not heard before. It’s especially sad because Cindy raised their family, stood by him, endured a serious accident that left her in rough physical shape and more. Perhaps Fox News Channel’s conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly should consider the producing the McCain Chronicles (he won’t because he is in the tank for McCain and the Republicans) to show us what Sen. McCain is really (and tell us about his shaky history) like instead of being biased and anti-Democrat with his Obama Chronicles (abusing his platform at Fox News to attack Sen. Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama). We know O’Reilly is biased, but come on, Bill. It’s time he stepped up and kept it fair. Thankfully, we have some writers in the mainstream press who are trying to give us the other side of the political spectrum to balance attacks on Sen. Obama and his wife.
Mary Mitchell in the Sun-Times: