Cindy McCain Has a Problem With "Our Political Leaders"

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Nov. 12 2010 10:02 AM

Cindy McCain Has a Problem With "Our Political Leaders"

Yes, the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) chooses her words carefully in this web for the NOH8 campaign.

Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future. They can't serve our country openly.

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Later, discussing why some kids bully gay kids:

Our government treats the LGBT community like second class citizens, why shouldn't they?

It's been a while since we had a good spat between a senator and his wife, although this isn't a new position difference between John and Cindy.

The reality, of course, is that no public pressure matters as much as locking down a few Republican votes in the lame duck.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.