"disdained" something

I don't understand how she could "disdained" something as a cynical game? Right now that doesn't make a lot of sense to me ...

"Aunt Gracie was the least of Obama’s worries; his new girlfriend disdained politics as a cynical game. “[Craig] should have said, ‘Don’t tell Michelle,’” Mrs. Obama later recalled.)"

Jan 17, 2012 8:00 PM
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