Likely to Be Omitted from McCain’s Autobiography Tour

By Jennifer Parker

Mar 31, 2008 9:18am

Sen. John McCain’s stop in Mississippi reminds me of when, back in February 2000, we sat down with him to let him know that despite his campaign claims to the contrary, genealogical and historical research done by Little Rock writer Suzi Parker indicated that his family owned slaves.

Read it HERE.

A recent report in the Baltimore Sun — based on work done by William Addams Reitwiesner –  indicates that ancestors of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, owned slaves, too.

Interestingly, in his report on Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, Reitwiesner writes: "In her autobiography, Living History, Sen. Clinton describes her maternal grandmother as ‘one of nine children from a family of French Canadian, Scottish and Native American ancestry’. No records have been found to support this claimed Native American ancestry."

(He also writes that none of his reports should be considered exhaustive or definitive, but rather first drafts.)

- jpt

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