Cindy McCain's Half-Sister Goes for Obama

'I have a different political standpoint,' estranged sib says
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2008 4:42 PM CDT
McCain and wife Cindy wave as they board the Straight Talk Air.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Cindy McCain’s estranged half-sister is not voting Republican, Us Magazine reports. “I’m voting for Obama,” says Kathleen Hensley Portalski, 65, adding she has “a different political standpoint. I’m not a big war believer.”

Her son is even more adamant: “I wouldn't vote for John McCain if he was a Democrat,” he says. “I would not vote at all before I'd vote for him. I question whether Cindy is someone I'd want to see in the White House as first lady.”