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. 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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