- [John] McCain is the classic opportunist. He’s always reaching for attention and glory. After he came home, Carol [McCain's first wife] walked with a limp. So he threw her over for a poster girl with big money from Arizona. And the rest is history.
- Churcher, Sharon (June 8, 2008). "The wife U.S. Republican John McCain callously left behind". Daily Mail. Retrieved on 2008-06-09.