RE: [xmca] FW: Question about McCann email

From: David H Kirshner <dkirsh who-is-at>
Date: Sun Oct 05 2008 - 13:34:38 PDT

However, the Rolling Stone story Mary-Kay Gamel recommends paints him in
ways that are quite consistent with the earlier account.

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Subject: Re: [xmca] FW: Question about McCann email

One reason the account looked dubious to me from the start is that I
couldn't imagine McCain vacationing anyplace that a college professor
could afford to go (I don't know anything about Turtle Island).

I didn't want to stereotype, and I do know faculty members with spouses
much wealthier than they are; but most professors only have one home,
example (unlike McCain, who wasn't able to answer how many homes he

On Sun, 5 Oct 2008, Hallam,Teresa A wrote:

> I received this reply this afternoon.
> Terri Hallam
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary-Kay Gamel []
> Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 11:22 AM
> To: Hallam,Teresa A
> Subject: Re: Question about McCann email
> Apologies for this general statement, but it's the best I can do. I
> have received thousands of emails and phone calls about the Turtle
> Island account.
> I did NOT write that account, forward it under my name, or ask for it
> to be widely distributed.
> I have never been to Turtle Island (which costs $2000/day), have
> never met Senator McCain, was a classics major, not an English
> Literature major, and never eat pancakes.
> I regret the misinformation which is circulating, but it is not my
> How I think this happened: on 16 September I received this account
> 3rd-hand and forwarded it, with full email trail information and the
> name of the purported author (whom I don't know), to several friends
> with whom I discuss politics. It was further forwarded, and at some
> point the trail was deleted and I was misidentified as the author. I
> suspect whoever did this thought that my name and contact information
> would make the story more credible.
> is investigating the account; current status
> This is NOT an organized effort on the part of any political
> I hope you will pass this information on to anyone interested in this
> I have no way of knowing whether this story is true or false. I do
> know that I did not write it, and I protest the misuse of my name.
> p.s. see the article on McCain in the current ROLLING STONE
> --
> Mary-Kay Gamel
> Professor of Classics, Comparative Literature, and Theater Arts
> Cowell College
> University of California, Santa Cruz
> Santa Cruz, California 95064
> 831-459-2381 (office); 831-429-8803 (home)
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Tony Whitson
UD School of Education

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