Cindy McCain Petitions Husband for ENDA

Well this must make for interesting dinner table conversation. Cindy McCain has signed a Human Rights Campaign petition asking her husband, Sen. John McCain, to support the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would add sexual orientation as a protected category in federal law.

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…

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.

Their daughter Meghan has also been very public in her support for equality. And frankly, I think if it wasn’t for political considerations, John McCain would support the bill. And if he decides he isn’t going to run for reelection in 2016, I won’t be at all surprised if he comes out in favor of both ENDA and marriage equality. If he does decide to run again, he will probably be too afraid of a primary challenge to do so.

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  • eric

    If he does decide to run again, he will probably be too afraid of a primary challenge to do so.

    Given that this is a transparent publicity stunt, I’d say he’s definitely planning on running (for somethnig when his term is up).

    If this was a real difference of opinion between the Senator and his wife, there’s about a million better ways for them to discuss it.

  • Moggie

    Well, John McCain was born outside the US, which makes him a Mooslim, so of course he’d be in favour of ENDA.

  • frankb

    Moggie #2 LOL, that’s a goody.

  • timberwoof

    Is that Dame Edna?


  • democommie

    McCain’s 77 years old. Other than his current job I don’t see him being a viable candidate for any lofty public office. Personally, I’d like to see him “primaried” by the Grim Reaper.

  • DonDueed

    I think she’s playing a great ENDA’s game.

  • shripathikamath

    Will he call her a trollop this time too?

  • shripathikamath

    John has a good point. What if it causes reverse discrimination?