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Cindy McCain Calls Palin a ‘Perfect Fit’ for McCain Ticket

In an interview with Judy Woodruff, Cindy McCain reflects on her husband's run for the presidency and on questions over the vetting process for Sen. John McCain's newly named running mate, Alaska. Gov. Sarah Palin.

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  • JIM LEHRER:

    Thank you, Ray.

    Now, a conversation with Cindy McCain. Judy Woodruff spoke with her this morning at her Minneapolis hotel.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Mrs. McCain, thank you very much for talking to us.

    CINDY MCCAIN, Wife of Sen. John McCain: My pleasure.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The convention finally got truly underway last night.

  • CINDY MCCAIN:

    Yes.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    What was it like for you?

  • CINDY MCCAIN:

    It's fun. You know, conventions are always a lot fun. You know, even in the aftermath of Gustav, which, as you know, has been — it's terrible for those afflicted by it, it is now time to get to the business of nominating and formally nominating our president and vice president, and that's always exciting.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    President Bush pronounced your husband ready to lead last night. What did you hear about John McCain last night that most rang true?

  • CINDY MCCAIN:

    Oh, you know, the — there were several different things. What President Bush said was absolutely right: He's ready to lead.

    And when he said, you know, the North Vietnamese couldn't break him, and certainly the liberal left won't, and he's exactly right.

    My husband — I heard all the things that I knew about him, and it was just nice to hear other people say it and believe in him the way I do.

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