(I)n 1991 Cindy McCain was visiting Mother Teresa's orphanage in Bangladesh when
a dying infant was thrust into her hands. The orphanage could not provide the
medical care needed to save her life, so Mrs. McCain brought the child home to
America with her. She was met at the airport by her husband, who asked what all
this was about.Mrs. McCain replied that the child desperately needed surgery and
years of rehabilitation. "I hope she can stay with us," she told her husband.
Mr. McCain agreed. Today that child is their teenage daughter Bridget....(T)here
was a second infant Mrs. McCain brought back. She ended up being adopted by a
young McCain aide and his wife."We were called at midnight by Cindy," Wes
Gullett remembers, and "five days later we met our new daughter Nicki at the
L.A. airport wearing the only clothing Cindy could find on the trip back, a 7-Up
T-shirt she bought in the Bangkok airport." Today, Nicki is a high school
sophomore. Mr. Gullett told me, "I never saw a hospital bill" for her care.
I wonder what it would change if he brought this sort of thing up.