When news hit that Sen. John McCain’s son, Jack, married a black woman, Renee Swift, not everyone was happy for the newlyweds.
As we reported in our story yesterday, people posted on the Senator’s Facebook page — many cheered the couple, many others posted racist comments — and they brought up President Barack Obama, the race of Sen. McCain’s daughter-in-law and political leanings under the comment section on the photo album.
One commenter, Diann Daily, wrote: “No wonder McCain has crawled into bed with Obama…His son married a black girl! McCain is a RINO and a TRAITOR! Eeeewwwwwwwww…..”
And others followed suit, with many calling him a “traitor.”
Then there are comments like these, from George Dwyer, who wrote “Did someone seriously post about this dude marrying a black chick like it was a bad thing? What dimension are you living in? Is it possible to be that ignorant in the year 2013?”
So who is Renee Swift?
1) She’s 29-years-old,a captain in the USAF reserve and she met Jack McCain while they both were stationed in Guam.
2) Renee is a graduate of San Diego State University-California State University, and she works as a Chief Financial Officer at 36th Medical Group, Andersen AFB, according to her LinkedIn page.
3) We also checked out her Twitter feed (she’s already changed her name to be Renee Swift McCain!) to discover that she’s a reality TV junky. (A woman after our own hearts!) She watches Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County” and counts herself as a Heather Dubrow fan, but thinks that “Married To Medicine” is “the most ghetto show ever!” She’s also a master Yelper — she’s been reviewing restaurants and hotels on the site for years. Like many of us, she hates being stuck in black hair salon shops for hours, and she’s a foodie who loves trying new recipes.
4) She posts: “I am of mixed decent but my hair curls more towards black and she flat ironed, cut and styled my wild, humidity destroyed hair, it turned out beautifully. She also does relaxers and marcels!” she once reviewed of a hair dresser.
5) In 2010, (we’re guessing right before she started dating Jack McCain!) she replied to a friend on Twitter who talked about the boldness of “white boys” hitting on black women, saying “The WBs aren’t all that bad…. Might give it another go…”
And give it another go, she did!
Her latest tweet: “After a fabulous weekend, off to Africa with my handsome husband! Thank you for all the love and support from family and friends.”