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Here’s some coverage of John McCain’s deplorable treatment of his first wife. Basically, she got into a horrible car accident that left her disabled, at which point he had what seems to have been several affairs with different women before embarking on a months-long courtship of his current wife. Then he divorced his first wife, and married number two — who conveniently enough happened to have been a wealthy heiress.

Now I have ample other reasons for thinking Barack Obama would be a better President than McCain, so I’m not going to pretend that this is my key driving force. But I’ll agree with Nick Beaudrot that “I’m really curious what the more explicitly family-values-oriented conservatives like Ross Douthat think of this particular story.”

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