“Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future. They can’t serve our country openly,” says Cindy McCain in a new NOH8 anti-bullying PSA. “Our government treats the LGBT community like second-class citizens.” It’s like, lady, don’t you know your husband John’s phone number? Update: Unbelievably, Cindy now says she supports John’s stance on DADT.
Just a day after repeating her pro-equality views in a NOH8 video, specifically denouncing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (“Our government treats the LGBT community like second-class citizens … They can’t serve our country openlyThey can’t serve our country openly,” she says in the video, criticizing the policy), Cindy tweets, “I fully support the NOH8 campaign and all it stands for and am proud to be a part of it. But I stand by my husband’s stance on DADT.” The sudden about-face clearly indicates McCain’s camp was not — full stop — happy about her criticizing the position that’s now her lawmaking husband’s most publicized.
And there goes any trust the gay community had in Cindy McCain as an advocate. That she can so suddenly change her mind, in less than 140 characters, and cave to political pressure shows she is not the maverick we thought her to be.
Will daughter Meghan start smudging the NOH8 make-up off her face next?