Why have an affair if the mistress looks like the wife?
Sunday 24 February 2008
The New York Times is sticking to its story. John McCain is sticking to his. They say he had a romantic relationship with a lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, as he worked on his first presidential campaign eight years ago. He says "it's not true". Mrs McCain says she's "very, very disappointed". But what everyone else wonders is, why would he bother?
Ms Iseman is doubtless a good-looking lobbyist. There's just one thing that's slightly spooky about her: to a casual observer, she is the spitting image of Cindy Lou, his wife of 27 years. What's the point of going out for hamburgers, some wonder, when you can have, well, hamburgers, at home?
But if Senator McCain were guilty of the identikit affair, he would not be the first. Chris Tarrant cheated on his wife Ingrid with two women who looked just like her and Boris Becker confused Angela Ermakova for his wife Barbara Feltus in the darkness of a broom cupboard.
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