September 14th, 2008
05:43 PM ET
7 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. ABG

    The only reasom McCain is pulling ahead is because of the Palin phenomenon.

    Scary ticket!

    September 14, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  2. Erik

    We need MORE journalism, not less, Cindy. Sorry about the tough questions and all.

    September 14, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  3. Kyle Indianapolis, Indiana

    The McCains love to lie

    September 14, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  4. Sara

    WAHHHHHHHH, I'm a McCain and I can't take tough questions, everyone feel sorry for us!

    September 14, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  5. Sarah Bell, Cleveland, OH.

    If it walks like a liar. And it talks like a liar. I think it's safe to call it a liar. McCain/Palin lie. They're liars.

    September 14, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  6. s

    They can dish it but they can't take it.

    September 14, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  7. Louvene

    Does the truth hurt, Cindy? Can't your man take it like a man?

    September 14, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  8. Fraser

    Cindy McCain is delusional. Her husband is a liar. His new name should be McSleaze.

    September 14, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  9. ELLAGENEMSMITH

    mccain is of the same we need a change in washington and the whole world agrees with that

    September 14, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  10. Tim in Rhode Island

    Who cares how many houses they own? It's the issues they should be talking about not houses.

    September 14, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  11. observer

    My vote is for McCain!

    September 14, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  12. lee

    WHY SHE IS SO ANGRY? THE TRUTH HURTS

    September 14, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  13. Virginian

    You'll see, when McCain loses, Cindy will blame God also.

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

    Go away, Ms. $300,000 convention outfit. You haven't a clue.

    September 14, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  15. dawn

    shut up home wrecker....that will be cindy.

    September 14, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  16. dee

    wah! wah! wha!

    September 14, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  17. Rand in Seattle

    I think Hillary Clinton's call to arms should be: "No way, no McCain, no Pain."

    September 14, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  18. Cheryl

    Darlin Cindy, please go back to the rock that you and Gov. Air-Head crawled out from under.

    September 14, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  19. Leeahh

    Maybe the media isn't being hard enough. You know their lying is bad when Rove calls them on it!!

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

    McCain lied his way through the tough questions!

    September 14, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  21. Gigi

    i like Mccain-it's that palin that grates on my last nerve!!!!! i will never vote for Palin!

    September 14, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  22. Trina

    Wellllll ... your husband shouldn't be lying on his ads. Deal with it.

    September 14, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  23. CP, Maryland

    Please hush up, Cindy. You are married to a cynical liar...and he was exposed for the trashy campaign he is willing to run. He has completed the sale of his soul.

    September 14, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  24. Tracy

    Yeah, Cindy McCain lying about the lies!

    September 14, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  25. Ryan in MO

    Apparently people didn't hear Dennis Kucinich

    September 14, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
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