January 23rd, 2009
05:24 PM ET
7 years ago

Cindy McCain won’t be 'Dancing with the Stars'

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(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.

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  1. lynn

    The fact is, Cindy McCain does NOT live in a real world like you and me do....

    January 23, 2009 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  2. Pepou

    To Jo: You are a jerk. Period,

    January 23, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  3. Va 4 Obama

    Thank goodness Cindy McCain won't be on prime-time TV. I find her to be incredibly self-serving and snobbish. At the Pres. debate she wouldn't even shake the audiences hands -- she looked like she was afraid she might "catch cooties". Not a very gracious lady!! And don't get me started about her stealing another woman's husband!!

    January 23, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  4. Pepou

    to Jo: To call our First Lady "Moose" is proof of your total imbecillity. Grow up.

    January 23, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  5. KLS

    To Jo: Compared to Cindy McCain I bet you look like a moose too!!

    Cindy McCain is a nice enough woman, but she's looks like she has anorexia.

    January 23, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. Eric

    Some of you people know no low.

    Michele Obama is a decent human being as is Cindy McCain. You may not like Sarah Palin's political positions, but she too is also a person of high values.

    It is amazing how quickly you pathetic souls jump to attack those who are not like you or do not share all of your values. If you really believe that Change can happen in this country, perhaps your moving to Europe is the first step!

    January 23, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  7. crazy

    Pat J , That is just your opinion in the trailor park.

    January 23, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  8. Bob

    Sizewise Michelle IS a Moose! Obama loves her - so that's that.

    January 23, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  9. Dan from Philly

    It speaks volumes about these two crypt keepers that they would even consider such a stupid idea.

    She's on her second knee!! Hoo, boy!

    And she was in talks during the campaign. Meaning she would have done it as First Lady?

    MAN am I glad this dope didn't get elected!!!

    January 23, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  10. BMc

    "Former vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle reportedly turned down a similar offer last year."

    Nice facts CNN! Dan Quayle was the vice-president, not just a candidate.

    January 23, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  11. Carol, California

    "Cindy's on her second knee"... OMG, I laughed out loud when I saw that.
    She must have kicked him to the curb for that remark. Botox Barbie tries so hard to look young that she looks absolutely ridiculous. At least he didn't say 'she might fall and break her hip'. Honestly McCain, Cindy, and Palin should do a comedy show – the best comedy writers could never come up with this stuff.

    January 23, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  12. Dan from Philly

    JO, your racism is showing. You're a complete moron and blind with it. Michelle is an elegant, beautiful, intelligent woman I am extremely proud to call my First Lady.

    Cindy McCain is Stepford Wife #2 (after Laura B), skeletal and completely unattractive. If you tried to get close to her you'd probably cut yourself.

    Thank GOD these two are not in the White House. (And that from an atheist.)

    January 23, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  13. JO

    To Pepou: Not nice to judge others by yourself .....

    January 23, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  14. Turnabout is Fair Play

    Pat J January 23rd, 2009 6:43 pm ET

    Cindy McCain is EVER so much more of a lady than Michelle Obama.
    Cindy McCain has STYLE! That is something that can't be bought with $millions of campaign contributions.

    Yeah, Cindy McCain is SO much a lady that she stole a married man from his crippled wife who waited for him for years..yeah, she REALLY has STYLE alright... Michelle is a one man woman and didn't have to steal her man from someone else..you need to get a clue about where your logic takes you because it is flawed.

    January 23, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  15. Shirley in California

    No loss! I don't watch the show and even if I did, I would not watch when she was appearing.

    January 23, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  16. Snake eyes



    January 23, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  17. R Wolf

    Good! Let's take Cindy, John and their friend Sarah and let them
    ride, (obviously not dance) off into the sunset. Enough of the three
    of them already!

    January 23, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |

    GO Cindy
    Some idoits never shut up. They are so stupid. Good luck to the McCains and the Obama's and keep the kids out of it please.

    January 23, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  19. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Jo is probably ugly as sin and she knows it. The world probably hasn't been too kind to her but Mrs. Obama has it all, so just accept she is THE FIRST LADY and highly educated and name calling will not change that.

    January 23, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  20. Sue

    I think this is wise. She should go back to her quiet life in Arizona, tell Meghan to stop talking about her, and raise her kids. She does, or did, do a lot of charity work...not sure how involved she is now, other than writing checks.

    January 23, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  21. bsmith171

    get lost Mc Loser.
    go become obama's butler.

    you are despised.
    you are a fake man.

    January 23, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  22. Oh, Pat J

    Would a LADY steal YOUR husband?

    I think it wouldn't be sporting anyway to pit actual stars against her.

    January 23, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  23. OBisMyFav5

    No loss to the viewers at all....Cindy is so bland and "Stepford Wife"...Have a beer Cindy and get a real life!

    January 23, 2009 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  24. Sarge in Florida

    Just don't move too fast because Grandpa will get dizzy and all the beer that Cindy drinks would be hilarious...What a site to see...LOL

    January 23, 2009 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  25. Shay

    Who cares!

    January 23, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
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