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McCain doesn’t do well with women

To the Editor:

If more women know about John McCain’s personal interactions with women, he’ll have a problem. In his book “The Real McCain,” Cliff Schecter describes one stop during McCain’s 1992 Senate re-election bid. He writes, “At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain’s hair and said, ‘You’re getting a little thin up there.’ McCain’s face reddened, and he responded, ‘At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, …’ .” (Schecter confirmed this remark with three reporters who were present when it was made.)

And at a 1998 Republican Senate fundraiser, McCain proffered this “joke:” “Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?” Answer: “Because her father is Janet Reno.”

Then, there is McCain’s response to a questioner in Hilton Head, S.C., last November, who asked, referring to Sen. Clinton: “How do we beat the b*****?” McCain responded: “Excellent question.”

McCain has an equally dismal record on issues central to women’s lives, like pay equity, fighting workplace discrimination, and supporting programs that help working mothers and their families.

Glenn Bakken


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