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John McCain Helped Hide Wife’s Addiction, Says Source.


It’s a well-documented fact that Cindy McCain once abused prescription drugs. In fact, it was Mrs. McCain’s husband, Republican Presidential hopeful John McCain, who helped break the story back in 1994.

And, according to Senator McCain, he had only recently learned about his wife’s addiction. A man by the name of Tom Gosinski suggests otherwise.

Gosinski claim that Mrs. McCain used a health charity, for which he worked, to obtain her drugs, a habit of which Senator McCain knew and attempted to conceal.

On Wednesday, Gosinski sat down with RAW STORY and other outlets to tell his story and distribute copies of his personal journal from his time with the American Voluntary Medical Team in the last half of 1992, where he voiced ever more acute concerns and frustrations over McCain’s drug use and its impact on her mood and job performance.

“My journal wasn’t to trash Cindy or anything,” he says. “My journal was kept because I came in contact with so many people. It was a way of keeping an ongoing biography of all the people I met, so I could refer back to it.”

He says he can’t buy the official McCain camp line that Cindy’s drug abuse was kept from her husband, he saw and heard too much for any of their stories to make sense — like the time Cindy was allegedly taken to the hospital after an overdose and John rushed in to berate the doctors and nurses there before moving Cindy to their secluded Sedona ranch. Then there were the Hensley family interventions and the fact that Cindy’s drug abuse came to be something of an open secret among employees of the charity.

“I have always wondered why John McCain has done nothing to fix the problem,” Gosinski wrote on July 27, 1992. “He must either not see that a problem exists or does not choose to do anything about it.”

Less than a month later, Gosinski was clearer about McCain’s knowledge of his wife’s problem: “John McCain has known about it for some time,” he wrote on Aug. 14.

Gosinski’s journals go on to describe Cindy McCain as a “lonely” women in a “marriage of convenience.” He also speculates that Mrs. McCain gave daughter Meghan prescription drugs to calm her down, a wild accusation and one that’s ultimately unverifiable, as are most of his claims.

When asked whether he think Mrs. McCain’s clean up her act, Gosinski expressed some doubt, which could explain her distracted, glassy-eyed – yet totally awesome – speech last week.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 11, 2008
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  • 29 Comments
    • John
      John

      Am I the only one who thinks that her current appearance suggests that she may have already fallen off the wagon again? I hope not, even though I detest McCain. Ah, the agony of excessive personal wealth!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GayBobVT
      GayBobVT

      Uh oh, we’re in trouble. America loves a victim and here we have two… John because of his poor, dependent wife and Cindy… Betty Ford without the class.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • George
      George

      Track Palin and Cindy McCain probably have Republican pill-popping party mixers!!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 1:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      That is not a good looking face for a 54 year old wealthy woman who’s had plastic surgery. Her face says “I’m sad”. I’m sure life isn’t easy living with Johnny boy.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      He also helped her steal blood from the red cross!

      I heard it from a very reliable source.

      “Her face says “I’m sad””

      Just take a look at Omarosa Michelle’s. I’ll take sadness before frightening ogreish any day of the week.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc
      hardmannyc

      I don’t like him and i hate his running mate. But he’s the one running for office, not her. I don’t see why any of this is relevant – or why we should even know about it.

      I guess I’m just a fuddy-duddy who believes, you know, that a president’s policies are more important than his family problems.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KJ
      KJ

      Boy, do I echo Hardman’s (blushes) thoughts! I’ve dealt with addiction in my family, making decisions under great duress — Decisions that I am glad are my own to deal with, and not for others to judge. I hope that I’m a better person for the experience.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BRG
      BRG

      hardmannyc – you don’t think it’s relevant to his run for office that he used political resources to hide her addiction and shield her from the law?

      Sep 11, 2008 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc
      hardmannyc

      ^^^ No, I don’t.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ston
      Ston

      It’s probably easier to play around behinde your wife’s back if she is in a drug haze.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc
      hardmannyc

      I should add that I didn’t think it was any of my damned business that President Clinton got a blow job from an intern of legal age, either.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LaurenF
      LaurenF

      Glad to see this is showing up in the news. If Obama can be attacked for anything in his closet maybe they could at least highlight the Keating 5 or Cindy stealing from a charity.
      McCain’s vp thought process: http://tinyurl.com/5zr47h

      Sep 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      I thought all rich b!tches abused prescription drugs. I took it as a given w/Chicken Lady. Not that it matters- she has the personality of a suppository, high or not.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BB
      BB

      … and Obama was a pot head, so what’s the big deal?

      Sep 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CastleRock
      CastleRock

      and Obama did a “little blow”…..

      Sep 11, 2008 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc
      hardmannyc

      ^^^ I guess you’re trying to get a dig in at Obama. You’re doing it by supposedly saying it’s not a big deal. But, of course, if you didn’t think it was a big deal, you wouldn’t mention it.

      Which is a roundabout way of saying you’re a douchebag.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 6:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • charlie
      charlie

      Anybody who has to sleep with John McCain has a right to take pain pills. She should be on heroin!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 8:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark
      mark

      That crypt keeper pic of Cindy the C*NT is precious, as I snatch a copy.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 9:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark
      mark

      ABUSE of POWER and a COVER UP…..so Nixonian, and just a dash of Betty Ford…me likee

      Sep 11, 2008 at 9:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles J. Mueller
      Charles J. Mueller

      Well, Like Elsa Maxwell, she’s definitely not “Just another pretty face”. ;-)

      Sep 11, 2008 at 10:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • key
      key

      Maybe it’s all that mascara that’s hiding a drug problem. I’m just saying…

      Sep 11, 2008 at 10:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greybat
      greybat

      She’s only 54? Good heavens.

      Sep 12, 2008 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ston
      Ston

      She didn’t just take the pills, she set up a Charity to provide medication to needy children around the world….then stole the pills from that.

      Sep 12, 2008 at 12:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WaldoJJ
      WaldoJJ

      Comparing Cindy McCain’s opioid (heroin) addiction to Barack Obama’s occasional use of marijuana is not accurate.

      Marijuana is a safe and effective medicine and not addictive. For certain, a few people who use marijuana may have negative effects and some become habituated to the drug. Most people will try marijuana a few times and never use it again.

      Opioid drugs, on the other hand, cause severe addiction and can even be fatal. Marijuana has never killed anyone.

      The irony is John Mccain and Sarah Palin (who has admitted she has smoked marijuana a few times!) both want to arrest marijuana smokers. They both want to throw marijuana smokers in jail.

      I bet they are both glad the cops didn’t catch them or their spouses when they were using drugs!

      Sep 12, 2008 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark
      mark

      McCain = LIAR

      here’s a new image I made on that theme
      http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-8/1210139/liar.jpg

      Sep 13, 2008 at 11:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WaldoJJ
      WaldoJJ

      We must work to elect Barack Obama.

      McCain is more war, more gov’t incompetence, more of the same.

      No McCain, NO Palin, no way, no how!

      Sep 13, 2008 at 8:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wayne
      Wayne

      Please visit my Blog about Choices……….Choice is Good® http://www.choiceisgoodtshirts.com

      Sep 14, 2008 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • synjones
      synjones

      Its dangerous.

      synjones
      http://www.marijuanaaddictiontreatment.com

      Sep 16, 2008 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cindy
      Cindy

      ITS OFFICIAL……OBAMA 08!!!!!!!!!!!
      WE MAKING HISTORY BABY THE FIRST BLACK MAN IN OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!!! OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!

      Sep 30, 2008 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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