Senator John McCain visited Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center yesterday. He was introduced by Lisa Baker, who said, “We are offering a genuine American hero, a man of integrity – and of great vision. This is ....a man who has been physically and spiritually tested, and will not shy away from the tough decisions. Politics is not his profession public service is." Baker said McCain leads by example.
I recently read an article about Senator McCain’s adopted daughter. She came from one of Mother Theresa’s orphanages, and would need many surgeries to save her life. The McCain family also encouraged a friend to adopt another child who would have probably died without the type of medical care offered in the USA. The McCain's not only adopted a sick child, they paid the medical bills for the child adopted by their friends. This is leadership by example.
By now I’m sure everyone has heard about the gas tax holiday promoted by Senator McCain. McCain also acknowledged that successes in Iraq have come, “at great sacrifice of American blood and treasure” Senator McCain pledged not to let the blood American soldiers shed in Iraq be in vain. The press may even mention McCain’s support of vouchers for Catholic schools. Senator McCain said, “I believe in vouchers. I believe that all Americans should have the same choice that Cindy and I did when we sent our kids to Catholic schools which is the best place to get an education.” But I’m sure few in the press will tell the story of McCain’s adopted daughter.