2008 As the Right Wing Gets to Work Smearing Michelle Obama…
posted by June 18 at 9:35 AMon
…now might be a good time to memorize this.
In 1989, following two back surgeries, Cindy McCain became addicted to the painkillers Vicodin and Percocet. To keep up with her daily need of 10 to 15 pills, she used other people’s names for prescriptions and stole drugs from the American Voluntary Medical Team, a mobile surgical unit she’d begun in 1988 to provide emergency medical services around the world. A 1993 DEA audit of the amount of painkillers her charity had obtained quickly uncovered her thefts. She avoided prosecution for those crimes through an agreement with the Justice Department in which she submitted to drug testing, paid a fine, performed community service in a soup kitchen, and joined Narcotics Anonymous.
Good info to have at your fingertips just in case you, like, get into an argument with a Republican relative about which potential First Lady is the bigger disgrace.
Oh, and in addition to being a thief and a drug addict, Cindy McCain is also a serial cookie-recipe plagiarist.