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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cindy McCain: John Wears Me Out!

An interesting interview with Cindy McCain appeared in The Times (U.K.) yesterday. She's asked if Senator McCain is too old. "Oh my gosh no," she says, "he wears me out!" "You should meet his 96-year-old mother, she would wear you out also.” (see video below with John McCain and mother Roberta)

Cindy McCain is a former junior rodeo queen and presently CEO of a family owned beverage distributorship in Arizona. Her charitable work with The Halo Trust once took her to a Vietnam hospital where she found herself in the very room where her husband lay after being shot down over Hanoi. Some excerpts form The Times interview:

Mrs McCain, 54, who may be the next Republican First Lady come November, has two causes in her life: John McCain's political career and her humanitarian work. That moment, standing in a hospital room where her husband had once lain captive, with broken arms and a broken leg, brought the two together. “That,” she said, with an understated Arizona twang, “was a very unique experience.”

.... on the subject of Michelle Obama, her opposite number on the Democratic side. A few weeks ago, Cindy McCain made a sharp reference to Michelle Obama's controversial remark that she was “really proud” of America for the first time.

“I am very proud of my country,” Cindy McCain said. “I don't know about you, if you heard those words earlier. I am very proud of my country.” When asked yesterday whether she had ever encountered the wife of the Democratic contender in person, she was wary, but crisp: “I've met her once.”

“Did you like her?”

“She was fine. It was a ten-second meeting.”

Cindy McCain would never say it, but she leaves the impression that ten seconds was long enough.

There were a number of interesting photographs accompanying the article, some of which are reproduced here:

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