Cindy McCain, the wife of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, poses at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday Jan. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
We cried and cried because we thought she was gone forever, but look! It's Cindy! She's off on her "international aid" kick again, and I couldn't be happier:
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cindy McCain, the wife of the former Republican presidential candidate, resumed her international aid work this week with a stop in Dubai on her way to India and Cambodia to volunteer at maternity hospitals.
McCain, 54, frequently does charity work overseas. The wife of Arizona Senator John McCain is a member of the board of Halo Trust, an international land-mine removal group, and Operation Smile, which provides surgery for children born with cleft palates.
Very nice! Well, I've got nothing bad to say about that. On the other hand, Cindy doesn't really have anything to say about financial crisis:
"The crisis will make Americans look at themselves closer. ... I hope it will, because it is always best when you start at home first," she told The Associated Press. "These are hard economic times ... and everyone, including the humanitarian world, is feeling it."
And by "starting at home," Cindy means, of course, by starting in luxurious Dubai. And by "hard economic times," Cindy is obviously referring to staying at the fabulous Burj Al Arab hotel, where the lowliest broom closet runs $1,000 a night. And Cindy doesn't stay in broom closets.
Don't ever change, Cindy. Wait, I take it back: please change that dress! What are you, Dorothy?