(CNN) - Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, on Wednesday defended her husband's 2008 GOP running mate, Sarah Palin, just days before an HBO film depicting the last presidential election hits the airwaves.
In an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” McCain said she refuses to see the film, “Game Change,” taking issue with what she heard was an inaccurate rendering of her husband and Palin.
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“From everything I've read and heard, it doesn't even resemble what took place,” she said. “I can go to Disneyland for fiction.”
Palin supporters have been critically outspoken on the film, arguing that it purposely mischaracterizes the former Alaska governor’s intelligence and temperament. Palin herself has said she will not watch the movie, which is set to premiere on March 10.
McCain argued Palin was strongly misportrayed throughout the 2008 election and defended her as a loyal and “remarkable individual.”
“I think what happened to her was totally unfair,” she said. “I’m truly sorry if they depicted her in any fashion other than a strong, independent woman.”
As for Ed Harris, who plays the 2008 Republican nominee in the film, McCain had her own movie review.
“I will say Ed Harris is not nearly as cute as my husband,” she quipped, adding that her husband also doesn’t have quite the sailor mouth that he has in the film, as well as in the original book with the same title.
“He doesn’t. I’m really surprised at that,” McCain said, laughing. “My kids are far worse at that. We have a problem with that at home, and he gets after our kids.”
Turning to the recent controversy surrounding conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, McCain came out strongly against his recent verbal attack on a female law student who advocated on Capitol Hill for contraception coverage. Limbaugh called the student a “slut” and a “prostitute,” setting off a national uproar.
While some top Republican women have largely avoided condemning his remarks, McCain said she “strongly” disagreed with Limbaugh’s choice of words and was “horribly offended.”
“He does not speak for the Republican Party. Let me say that. That's not what we believe,” McCain said, adding that liberal commentators should also be held accountable for harsh statements against conservative women. “How can you as a country be the beacon of hope and light around the world if we cannot respect our own.”
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