March 16th, 2009
10:50 AM ET
14 years ago

Cindy McCain, Daschle, accept ONE award

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Cindy McCain traveled to Rwanda last year for ONE."]
(CNN) – Cindy McCain and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will accept an award for the global anti-poverty group ONE in Washington Tuesday.

The organization is being given the Center for Global Development’s “Commitment to Development Award” for its outreach work during the 2008 presidential campaign. Daschle, along with former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, chaired the group’s campaign-linked efforts last year.

McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, traveled to Rwanda last July for ONE.

Filed under: Cindy McCain • Tom Daschle
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Jaimon

    ONE really is a great organization. They're approach is so good in today's hyper-partisan world because they appreciate that poverty is not a political issue, but a human issue.

    March 16, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  2. Scott the Independent

    They traveled there because they had the money to go. How many good humanitarian Americans would have done the same. For the McCain's it was a photo opt and a tax deduction; nothing more. The fact that republicans head the organization giving the award also speak volumes about any sincerity. More lies.

    March 16, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  3. Kevin in Ohio

    Scott, you are full of it. If this had just been Daschle, you'd be very proud of a liberal's humanitarian efforts. And if Republicans are so mean-spirited, why'd they include Daschle in the first place? Nothing but hate from the left, and I am getting sick of it.

    March 16, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  4. Dashle the "dash away from tax" guy

    So "Scott the Independent" said that they "traveled there because they had the money to go". Yes for the McCains, but Dashle should have taken care of his tax obligations before galavanting around the world. When people don't pay their taxes, it becomes a burden on the rest of us. Also, Obama still hasn't filled all of his cabinet appointments. Perhaps he's running out of candidates who don't have tax problems. Don't get me wrong, I don't care if you are a Rep, Dem, Ind, your blasted share of taxes like the rest of us!

    March 16, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  5. GeorgiaE

    Congratulations to both of you and THANK YOU!! I have always respected Cindy McCain for her efforts to address poverty around the world. "Special" people do "special" things and I commend you both.
    God Bless You...

    March 16, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  6. Jackie in Dallas

    I have to have a certain amount of skepticism about Cindy McCain's motives, frankly. Maybe she is a humanitarian, I don't know, but if so, where was all the focus on this during the campaign? Hundreds of people, including dozens of Hollywood stars, have traveled to Rwanda, poured millions of money into humanitarian relief, have spoken up for more attention on the problem - and the GOP make fun of them. Cindy travels, and suddenly she's a saint? Sorry, I don't buy it. I don't hate Cindy McCain, but I wonder if she would have made the cut on this award if it weren't basically a GOP group?

    March 16, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  7. Independent

    Wow Scott you obviously know nothing about Cindy Mccain, she has been a humanitarian for years, she has done so much for people around the world, she has even cared and held soldiers injured in war. Maybe you should know more about a person before you open your mouth!

    March 16, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |