Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, is headed to the Republic of Georgia, where tensions between the government and Russia have sparked international concern and have become an issue on the presidential campaign trail.
McCain announced to a group of fundraisers in Sacramento that his wife was headed to the country, but the campaign did not provide any details about the trip.
McCain has been very aggressive in his condemnation of Russia's invasion of Georgia, and his campaign has been critical of Obama's more measured response when Russian tanks first pushed into the country.
McCain spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker confirmed Cindy McCain is enroute to the nation and said she is visiting as part of the World Food Program. She said she will meet with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and visit with wounded Georgian soldiers. Read on...
Can you imagine the absolute outrage from the right and John McCain if Michelle Obama was going on a trip to another country at war to meet with their wounded soldiers? John McCain has already used the U.S. military as political fodder, and now he's sending his wife Cindy to exploit unwitting Georgian soldiers too. I guess having a campaign adviser who also lobbies for Georgia sure has paid off.