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. William Smith

    I watched The View and noticed that they did not go after Mr. Obama and his wife like that. When you have people, like the host of The View, attacking you and distorting things to make a point it becomes clear what is going on. In fact Mrs. Walters said of Obama "You're very Sexy"... that says it all!

    I am supporting Obama / Biden but I can say that McCain and Palin are getting a work over that Obama and Biden never got. It's unfair and un-called for. I'll never watch The View again because they let politics of personal destruction win the day and the objectivity is now out the window. I though The View and the viewers that watch it were above that, I guess not.

    September 14, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  2. Christian for OBAMA

    The View spoke the truth

    McSame LIED and LIED

    The View spoke the Truth

    McSame LIED and LIED

    Cindy, did YOUR husband say she didn't take earmarks as Governor?

    Liar, liar, pants on fire...........

    September 14, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. john ippolito

    cindy- needs to shut -up! they (the repubs) are all whiners!. also liars. the truth is about to come out on mcclain and palin and they cannot take the heat- simple as that.
    it is beyond me why the american people fall for this trash!

    September 14, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  4. B-REAL

    I hope their is a sleeping giant, undetected by the polls and under the radar of the Palin hype.........an army of voters becoming angry at all the nastiness, lies, and talking point one liners and vague details of the McCain campaign.

    I hope that army of voters shows up on election day, packing the polling booths across this nation, all saying "YES WE CAN"...ENOUGH!!!

    Obama/Biden!!!!!

    September 14, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  5. Sacha

    Funny, Cindy NEVER did answer that question. McCain was not truthful and he was vindictive. To say that because Obama did not agree to his proposal for town hall meetings (something that Obama did counter with a mix of debates & town hall meetings) is childish. THAT's the reason for the tone of the race. Be real. If you let Palin take questions from the media, then you won't be asked about her. Except, of course, why you picked her in the first place.

    September 14, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  6. Finley

    Please Cindy...would you like some CHEESE with your WHINE? Blame EVERYONE ELSE is all that I hear from these people. Stop lying about everything...and for the record you're WRONG – Barbara and Co. asked exactly what the voter's are asking

    Independent FOR Obama/Biden '08

    September 14, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  7. Ralph

    How many houses does a lot of Democrats own? Who cares how many houses they own, at least they gave 26% to charity, compare that to Obama or Biden. They only want to give away the taxpayers money.

    September 14, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  8. Daphne

    The reason their bones were 'picked clean' is because most Americans are tired of the sleazy Repulican campaign and their blatant lies. Sheesh, if Karl Rove says it's sleazy then it must be pretty bad!

    September 14, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  9. Gregory

    LOL

    September 14, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  10. Xavier

    Pick your bones? Since when is wanting to get the truth wrong? You all lie, lie and lie and then act offended when you are called on it. Go look for sympathy somewhere else you spoiled home wrecker. I will save my sympathy for those people who republicans like you and your husband have hurt. Disgusting.

    September 14, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  11. fek

    Wow.

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

    You should spend some time outside your private community.

    September 14, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  12. Allen

    Would you like some cheese with that whine?

    September 14, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  13. RS

    What's worse than a whiner?

    A spoiled whiner.

    Check out Factcheck.org Cindy, or do you think they're gangin' up on you too?

    September 14, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  14. sam

    I am a diehard republican but i can't vote this year. The palin' pack o' lies is just too much. She's not qualified . . . and never will be. Her interview was a sad sad exposure to the true emptiness in her head. John, you let us all down.

    September 14, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  15. ct

    CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!?

    YOU DON'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE LIEING COMMERCIALS YOUR CAMPAIGN PUTS OUT....

    September 14, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  16. Christian for OBAMA

    Cindy,
    Did you and John rip out the Commandment from your Bible that says, "Thou Shall NOT Lie!"

    September 14, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  17. No way, No How, No McCain-Palin

    Good Lord...Is she serious?

    If they can't handle the View...then they don't need to be in the White House!

    September 14, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  18. rachel

    what happened to the Hillary ticker???? about her campaigning in ohio?

    September 14, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  19. Juge

    boo hoo cindy!!!!!!!!!!!! You really have to be kidding. If you Repugs had told the truth, there would not have been any picking. TA DA

    September 14, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  20. JC

    Methinks there's still a lot of red meat on those bones; hopefully the debates will finish picking McCain;s bones of half truths and full lies.

    September 14, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  21. Amber

    Cindy's new name:Victim Vicky!
    Pailin's new name: Liar Lady!

    September 14, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  22. Common Sense

    Come on now, Cindy...Come on now. Let's play fair. This was all right. If you're pulling ahead, you should not be concerned about such little brouhaha.

    September 14, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  23. Mr. X

    I guess the truth hurts.

    September 14, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  24. Zuq

    That pictures says it all. I hope her head doesn't start spinning in circles.

    September 14, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  25. Jason

    Geez, look at that picture. She really is the Devil.

    September 14, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
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