June 10th, 2008
04:37 PM ET
10 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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soundoff (73 Responses)
  1. Greg Turner

    Smart woman..Maybe shes smart enough to not even vote for him either, lol.

    June 10, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  2. kim portland, oregon

    come on cindy, we all know you are PRAYING the Crypt Keeper goes off to washington and finds his next mistress...i mean third wife!!!

    mccain gets older and unhealthier looking with every new day! his health is a SERIOUS concern.

    June 10, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  3. Wise Owl

    Cindy, we look forward to having you as our next First Lady, one who has ALWAYS been proud of her country.

    Democrate for McCain 08

    June 10, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  4. Thats Not True

    I thought being First Lady was a position. HRC claimed it. No one wants a meek woman.

    June 10, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  5. Josh

    Cindy, we love and support you!!!

    I'm a Hillary supporter, however in the fall I will be voting for your husband!


    June 10, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  6. KMAN

    Won't even be an option Cindy ... he won't have an administration!

    June 10, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  7. Lynn

    I could see her as First Lady.

    June 10, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  8. vahe

    Your husband is dumb like you and he doesnt have any ideas for this country!!!! get over it you war mongers wife!!! Obama 08!!!

    June 10, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  9. Ohio voter

    Yeah, she'll just (illegally) bankroll his campaign since the FEC is still in limbo, thanks in part to McCain's own party pals in the Senate. Too bad she'll never have the chance to be first lady since McCain's been offered up as a sacrificial loser by the GOP in a Democratic election year. No energy, no heart, no new ideas–same old backwards, Cold War, voodoo economics mentality. A vote for McCain is a vote for Bob Dole, 1996.

    June 10, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  10. John

    And a collective sigh of relief goes across the U.S.A.

    June 10, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  11. Louis

    She is absolutely right–she won't serve in his administration because he will not be President.

    June 10, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  12. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    How can she be in the administration when McCain will VETO ALL BEER?(How unAMerican!)

    June 10, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  13. abby

    Cindy, you are no where near the White House so don't think that far, looser

    June 10, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  14. Mark

    While working for charities is great, how about you think about working for a charity here in the US, ya know where its needed as well... Secondly I find it funny she would not serve in his administration...even his own wife won't work with him....LOL

    June 10, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  15. Spring Heat

    Well you gotta win first FOOL!

    Obama 08

    June 10, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  16. Ralph

    Of course she won't, Obama has better choices by far.

    June 10, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  17. Joe

    Good for her!

    June 10, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  18. Proud American

    Cindy has spoken like a true Republican woman. Stay out of the good ole boys affairs.

    June 10, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  19. Terri

    If she becomes a first lady she will have enough experience to become president may Laura Bush can be her VP

    Go Obama

    June 10, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |

    She had better learn to understand and appreciate all things politics if he was to win cause he's going to need her to help guide him through this especially once his memory goes completely. She'll be what Nancy was to President Ronald Reagan. But not to worry that won't be necessary because we're going to have us a nice sharp young president at the top of the game.

    June 10, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  21. Independent Voter

    Sounds like a very sane lady to me.

    June 10, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  22. Pepou

    Good. She can concentrate on posing (sorry vamping) for Vogue magazine.

    June 10, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  23. Ratgurl

    She's applying for the position of First Lady, not as a politician. Sheesh!

    June 10, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  24. Peter E

    Be careful there. Even being an advocate can get you into trouble! Most of the Hillary hatred started because health-care companies were worried about their money when she got involved promoting her health plans. Since then they bought the washington and media attack machine that can't stop parroting their attacks against Hillary. So if you dare to threaten somebody's bottom-line with your advocay they'll tear you apart, and you'll be blamed for every evil in the world as well, from hungering children in Ethiopia to somebody's cat coughing up a hairball!

    June 10, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  25. M.S. Indiana

    She would outsmart you McCain, would be a shame on the Christian leaders.... a Woman smarter then her hubby.. is she even republican ??

    June 10, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
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