Cindy McCain, traveling in Bangladesh, had promised a Catholic friend she would visit Mother Teresa’s orphanage there. After her tour, two nuns whom Cindy laughingly describes as “sweet and tenacious” brought two children to her. They explained that both babies would die (one suffered from malnutrition issues, the other from severe cleft palate) unless brought to the United States. Cindy said Yes to their pleas on behalf of the children. . . .
She brought the babies back home, presenting one to her husband: “John, here’s your new baby.”
In a way that defies his tough, military persona, he describes the “extreme privilege” of receiving his new daughter — surprise or not.
You may remember from a few weeks ago, Obama’s answer to a question at a town hall meeting regarding HIV and STDs: He said, “Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” [Emphasis added.]