(CNN) - It’s official: John McCain is edging his way back onto the national stage — but his wife Cindy has opted to avoid the spotlight. Literally.
Speaking on CNN's Larry King Live Thursday, Sen. John McCain confirmed reports his wife had weighed the possibility of appearing on the hit TV show 'Dancing with the Stars.'
Those reports said Mrs. McCain was in talks with the show's producers late last year, and was close to being a contestant during the upcoming season.
The former Republican presidential candidate told King Thursday both McCains talked the opportunity over and decided against it. "Well, we discussed it, but we decided it just was not a good idea," McCain said. "You know, Cindy's on her second knee. She's had it replaced."
"It would have been very challenging," McCain continued. "But I'm proud of her work and charity around the world, Operation Smile, a number of other organizations - humanitarian efforts that she's involved in and is continuing to be involved in."
Mrs. McCain isn't the first politically-connected individual to be invited to appear on the show: Former vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle reportedly turned down a similar offer last year.
She would, if she Danced with me.
Big surprise! That's because they threatened to edit all her hateful, spiteful rhetoric. Next up, Palin?
is this a joke?
She would do better on "Defrauding Charity Organizations to Pay for Illegitimately Prescribed Medication with the Stars."
Awwww Poor Baby. Another bad day. That makes 3 in her entire life. Boo hooo hoooo hooooooo
If they are this desperate, maybe they can ask Sarah Palin . She will attend the opening of an envelope to keep her name and face in the press for the next 4 yrs. This show has truly jumped the shark.
Thats the best news I have heard!
Darn. Cindy's hot. Not as hot as Sarah Palin, and certainly not as intellectual as Paris Hilton, but hot enough.
BB grow up.
On those chicken legs!!!!
why are people obsessed with mcain and Palin??? they were so annoying that's why they lost.
oh my goddess she can dance and chew gum at the same time?
I did not vote for John McCain and was upset at Cindy at times when I felt she was blasting President Obama unfairly, however, I definately agree with this decision. Why should she put herself into the public arena again so soon with all the scrutiny that goes along with it. I was very happy to see that she works with Operation Smile, which seems to be a very worthwhile organization. She needs some time off so she can regroup.
Wasn't McCain the candidate who railed against "Hollywood" and "Celebrity", but then took every opportunity (except the Letterman one he blew off that cost him) to go on Letterman, Leno, etc.?
Too bad she didn't accept – it would've given us Libs even more ammo to use againt John "Bad Judgment" McCain. Didn't he want her to be dancing with some buff twenty-something?
I think that Cindy could kill 'em with a mean "robot"...
OMG! Surly Scholar...that was hilarious!
You people still can't get off her back... can you? She has done more for disadvantaged and disabled children than Moose Michele could ever possibly hope to do. Bug off!!
Dan Quale was Vice president – not just a candidate!
Why don't they ask Palen ????........She'd be there in a heartbeat !!!!!!
Oh please don't make me look at her anymore! The only way I would give them a thumbs up is if her dance partner was Dan Quayle....can you imagine????
However wrote this needs to do a little research. Dan Quayle was vice-president of the United States.
does Channel have a line of clothing for ballroom dancing??
good. barbie's cain't dance.
How about "Dancing around the issues"...she and McCain can go together.
Why don't they ask Gov. Palin? She'll do anything to stay in the limelight.