September 14th, 2008
05:43 PM ET
6 years ago

Cindy McCain: Tough interviewers 'picked our bones clean'

Cindy McCain criticized media coverage of the campaign.
Cindy McCain criticized media coverage of the campaign.

(CNN) –Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, criticized the media at a weekend fundraiser, telling supporters that the hosts of The View “picked our bones clean.”

"In spite of what you see …in the newspapers, and on shows like The View - I don't know if any of you saw The View yesterday, they picked our bones clean - in spite of what you see, that's not what the American people are saying and what they are believing," said McCain, in a recording obtained by ABC News. "They are now seeing a clear difference with these candidates, and they are seeing who is going to make the best president, and that's why we're pulling ahead."

Earlier: CNN's Bill Schneider on Cindy McCain's tough tone at the GOP convention

John McCain had a tough exchange with the hosts of The View during a recent appearance, during which he was pressed on the credentials of running mate Sarah Palin, claims in his campaign ads that co-host Joy Behar called “lies,” and how many houses he and his wife own.

Watch John McCain get grilled on The View


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soundoff (723 Responses)
  1. Bruce

    HA HA HA HA HA

    If that multi-millionaire says the media is mean for pointing out their lies, then I guess the media is mean.

    Christians – aren't the republicans christians?

    September 14, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. Basudev Bhandary

    I think it will take a little more to clean those drug filled bones

    September 14, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    palin is a liar, mccain is running from our president bush, Obama is America's only hope.

    September 14, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  4. cindy mccain needs to stop whining

    AWWWWW SHES WHINING!!

    September 14, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  5. Dylan

    No one cares what Miss Silver Spoon has to say.

    September 14, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  6. Xango 08 & 12

    oh please as if she cares

    she is more interested on shopping with Prada than our kids having a decent education
    all shecares is that you the american voter buys her beer,
    get drunk dont vote
    and get fat adn she then becomes rich
    rich rich
    she and mcbush

    September 14, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  7. MikeH

    Cindy McCain is on video record as saying her husband John would rather lose that run a dishonest or dirty campaign.

    Typical lies of a rich predatory elitist.

    September 14, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  8. changing times

    Well Cindy, I have faith in the American people. They will come around and see we just can't afford 4 more years of divisive, secretive, cronyism in the White House. More and more we're seeing that is just what McCain/Palin is all about.

    September 14, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  9. Mike

    The View has done the first real, honest jounalistic interview of McCain in this campaign. No war hero stories, just issues. And McBush folds like a pack of cards. Bad Wolves bad bad.

    September 14, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  10. Tennisguypitt

    Welcome to Politics, Cindy.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 14, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  11. Lenoroc

    And why shouldn't their bones be picked clean? The applicants for the presidency should deserve every kind of scrutiny they get.

    September 14, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  12. Bruce

    She must be off her "meds" again. Grouchy, ain't she?

    September 14, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  13. Richard

    If Barbara Walters, Woopi Goldberg, and Campbell Brown are too tough for Republicans to deal with, what would happen if they faced Putin?

    We need the smartest person for president: Barack Obama.

    September 14, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  14. McCain is Shameless

    Don't think so, Mrs. McCain. You're aligned on the wrong side, lady. Your side will do nothing but tell lies and twist the truth like a pretzel. Shame on the whole lot of you for making this campaign one of the most awful and tactless I've ever seen. I cannot even believe that Americans act like this. It's disgusting and shameful, and so is the GOP.

    September 14, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  15. Barbara Brown

    McCain could not handle the questioning on the view because they were too direct andd truthful. He is so phony that Ray Charles can see through him and Stevie don't have to wonder. He could not stand the HEAT so he needs to get out of the kitchen. sO he don't need to try to clean it up now after the show. Every question that was asked him he skirted around it. He and his running mate are FAKE

    September 14, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  16. Ghost

    LOL Cry more

    September 14, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  17. Hillary is Better than Sarah

    Cindy, my dear, what happened on the view is that John McCain finally tangled with a real journalist. Barbara Walters is the best. If the Republicans don't want to answer hard questions, stop appearing in public. CNN, PLEASE POST. PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR THIS!

    September 14, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  18. Gatsby

    If anything, the media hasn't been tough enough on McCain. It seems that the media has vetted McCain as much as McCain had vetted Palin.

    September 14, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  19. yuk

    can you imagine this woman as the first lady? Come on....can you?

    September 14, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  20. satti

    Cindy and John McCain are such losers. They whine everytime someone stands up to them and makes people see for who they really are. If they are in the political business they better not whine and if they are face any criticism they better go home. The people of America are too smart and should not let the McCains' be overlooked for who they really are i.e. losers and whiners.

    September 14, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  21. USAF Staff Sergeant

    "in spite of what you see, that's not what the American people are saying and what they are believing"

    YET ANOTHER LIE!

    I loved the interview from The View. Priceless.

    September 14, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  22. carol

    The McCains are forgetting that Barbara Walters is the best. She gets to every nook & cranny. She is #1. You cannot lie or will she allow you
    to lie to her. Barbara Walters will go down in history as the best.
    Carol
    Connecticut

    September 14, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  23. Griff

    I forgot to add. The OLd Lady of "The View". Still lives in the past. Maybe she is, at Bitter as Obama? Plus they are 40% Black! "The View" Or just the Past. "Review"???

    September 14, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  24. J E

    If asking tough questions and you not being able to give a "straight talk" answer is getting your bones picked clean, then yes that's what happened. When Kral Rove is saying you've gone too far in your ads on not representing "100 percent truth" then it's not Joy and Whoopie you need to blame. You need to point that at yourselves McCains!

    September 14, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  25. RML

    Oh...now the media is responsible for the lies your husband's campaign is telling...I see...that makes perfect sense. If your husband was running an honest campaign then The View hosts wouldn't have been able to "pick your bones clean". The only reason that was uncomfortable is because you're guilty. No matter what side of the fence you are on, lies and deceptions are still lies and deceptions.

    September 14, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
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