POLITICS
11/18/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cindy McCain: 'Outsider In Capitol Wanting Back In'

Cindy McCain was new to Washington and not yet 30 when she arrived at a luncheon for Congressional spouses to discover a problem with her name tag.

It read "Carol McCain." That was the well-liked wife John McCain had left to marry Cindy, to the disapproval of many in Washington.

Fearing that the slight was intentional, she slinked to a half-empty table that never filled. "No one wanted to sit at her table," said Barbara Ross, a friend who was not surprised when Mrs. McCain announced a few months later that she was moving back to Arizona. "It was like high school."

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