June 10th, 2008
04:37 PM ET
6 years ago

Cindy McCain won’t serve in husband’s administration

Cindy McCain doesn't plan on being involved in her husband's possible presidential administration.
Cindy McCain doesn't plan on being involved in her husband's possible presidential administration.

(CNN) – Cindy McCain on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of serving in her husband’s possible presidential administration.

Mrs. McCain, the wife of presumptive Republican nominee John McCain, told NY1 that while she would want be an “advocate” for issues like education as first lady, she has no plans to serve in an official post.

“I do not ever envision myself as being involved in the McCain administration, as it has been put, at all,” she said. “But my husband and I do talk and I want to be party to listening to what his ideas are too.”

She also said that her role as first lady would not change from her role today, making note of her work for international charities.


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  1. Franky

    She turned in her taxes but won't be with her husband??? No offense but no wonder the conserves don't like Senator McCain.......just look at the family for crying out loud...

    June 10, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  2. Mike Birmingham, AL

    The RNC is paying bloggers to try and pull Clinton supporters over to McCain.

    Don't listen to the same three or four people that flood the Ticker on a daily basis using different names – they are just paid hacks.

    June 10, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  3. The Lady

    What Administration?

    June 10, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  4. Peace

    Thank God! And life goes on.

    June 10, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  5. Franky

    Did I just hear that Senator McCain is barely figuring out the internet??? Will somebody tell the Senator that we're living in the year 2008.....

    June 10, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  6. Terri

    If he was to win why would she not serve then after he is done serving she can run for president she will surely have enough first hand experince on what it take to be president

    Go Obama

    June 10, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  7. Proud1of 26% in WV

    She won't have to worry ,she won't get the chance.

    June 10, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  8. Nanc, MN

    Good for Cindy. Wonder if Michelle would make the same statement? It might give me a little incentive to support Obama.

    June 10, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  9. Mike

    Poise , Grace & Elegance, a TRUE "Fist Lady," UNLIKE Michelle!

    Go John McCain!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 10, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  10. 1st Mrs. McCain is the HERO

    Cindy McCain would like the be head of the Pharmacy Dept.

    But I doubt ole McVetobeers has alternative plans of lots of parties with FREE Beer..

    Vote your pocketbook – Vote Change

    Carol McCain – the real first lady.........

    June 10, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  11. martin

    neither will john.a mccain administration is about as possible as another gw bush term.

    June 10, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  12. Amy

    I like Cindy's stance and I admire her for having the backbone to say "No" to it all. Politics can be so tiring, and draining, and negative. Look at all the ill-will in the DNC. It's best for one's sanity to stay away.

    June 10, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  13. jeff c in San Francisco

    She won't serve in a McCain administration because there won't be one!

    June 10, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  14. Mike

    Cindy McCain reminds me of "Barbie," (this is a compliment)!

    The White House will soon be her "Dream House."

    Go McCain!!!!

    June 10, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  15. Susie

    I don't think she is qualify anyway to be the running mate.

    June 10, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  16. nitro

    She didnt have to tell us that because we already knew , be cause there wont be no McCain administration. Next time tell her to tell us something we dont know.

    June 10, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  17. Chris

    So she enherited 100+ million and has no interest in bettering anything about this country?

    talk about spoiled

    June 10, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  18. HillarySkank on myspace

    I'm sorry, why was this question even asked of Mrs. McCain? Must be a slow day on the news circuit.

    June 10, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  19. Anne E.

    The point is moot, since there won't BE a McCain administration.

    June 10, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  20. Gene

    Cindy will be lucky if John remembers her name in the next couple years, or even his own. Seriously though.. it's good to see someone who's not going to try taking credit for their spouse's service and experience :)

    June 10, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  21. sophia nyc

    Hopefully, neither will McBush be involved in the White House administration.

    June 10, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  22. Republican, TX

    She is too elitist and snobbish to do much for the country. Something about her makes John look so bad.

    June 10, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  23. Bill, Alabama

    Cindy McCain in her husband's administration makes as much sense as Laura Bush would be in her husband's administration. Neither can make a contribution to "dumb and dumber."

    June 10, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  24. Dan (Redmond, WA)

    Well... I'll sleep better tonight. *YAWN*

    June 10, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  25. Janel, St. Paul, MN

    At least she is honest and knows her limitations.

    June 10, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
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